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Word: deign

Definition: condescend; stoop


Sentences Containing 'deign'

But after all, though still under the same fear and apprehension, he has recorded it without adding to the story or leaving out a particle of the truth, and entirely disregarding the charges of falsehood that might be brought against him; and he was right, for the truth may run fine but will not break, and always rises above falsehood as oil above water; and so, going on with his story, he says that as soon as Don Quixote had ensconced himself in the forest, oak grove, or wood near El Toboso, he bade Sancho return to the city, and not come into his presence again without having first spoken on his behalf to his lady, and begged of her that it might be her good pleasure to permit herself to be seen by her enslaved knight, and deign to bestow her blessing upon him, so that he might thereby hope for a happy issue in all his encounters and difficult enterprises.
He made a grant to the Temple in 1133 of the village of Brucafel "that Omnipotent God in his mercy should make us and our posterity live in good perseverance, and that after the course of this life should deign to receive us in a good end."
Let this new Samson remain in his own country, and, bringing honour to it, bring honour at the same time on the grey heads of his venerable parents; for I will be content with any squire that comes to hand, as Sancho does not deign to accompany me."
O lady, deign to hold in remembrance this heart, thy vassal, that thus in anguish pines for love of thee."
The ancient Egyptians, it is said, neglected foreign commerce, and the modern Chinese, it is known, hold it in the utmost contempt, and scarce deign to afford it the decent protection of the laws.
``If the marquise will deign to repeat the words I but imperfectly caught, I shall be delighted to answer,''said M. de Villefort.
``Madame,''said the count,``it is no longer in my power to restore you to happiness, but I offer you consolation; will you deign to accept it as coming from a friend?''
``Thank you, sir,''saidd'Avrigny;``since you have commenced your sacred office, deign to continue it.
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