SUPERCILIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUPERCILIOUS
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 a.  arrogant; feeling or showing haughty disdain; overbearing
Classic Sentence:
1  And the air of supercilious elegance which had clung about him in his striking Zouave uniform was completely gone.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  She liked me better from that time on, and she never took a supercilious air with me again.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
3  She was not a supercilious or an over-dainty woman.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In X
4  These reflections had tamed and brought down to a pitch of sounder judgment a temper, which, under other circumstances, might have waxed haughty, supercilious, and obstinate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  In fact he was altogether rather supercilious and contemptuous of anyone not in his own class.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
6  His manner was often offensively supercilious, and then again modest and self-effacing, almost tremulous.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
7  Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
8  The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
9  For, though elated by his rank, it did not render him supercilious; on the contrary, he was all attention to everybody.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
10  "I am told, on excellent authority, that her father keeps an American dry-goods store," said Sir Thomas Burdon, looking supercilious.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3
11  A certain superciliousness of look, coolness of manner, nonchalance of tone, express fully their sentiments on the point, without committing them by any positive rudeness in word or deed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
12  Carol apologized for her superciliousness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
13  The superciliousness that lurked in her manner told Venn that thus far he had utterly failed.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
14  She fancied that a man with dinner-coat and waxed mustache glanced superciliously at Harry's highly form-fitting bright-brown suit and Juanita's tan silk frock, which was doubtful at the seams.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  The supercilious headwaiter sneered at customers whom he thought did not fit in at a restaurant catering to an ultrafashionable crowd.