condescendence love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Condescension.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Condescension.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of condescending; condescension.
  • n. In Scots law, the principal written pleading put in by the pursuer, containing a distinct statement of the facts on which his case is founded.

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Examples

  • But ignoring it or treating it with condescendence, motivated by the achievements in Libya, would cost Obama dearly, especially if he fails to take decisive action in Syria or provides Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon -- as well as the regime in Damascus -- with a way out.

    Raghida Dergham: How Will Iran and Hezbollah Respond to the Syrian Regime's Predicament?

  • First, the council are of opinion that you should now begin to stir in the thirlage cause; and they think they will be able, from evidence NOVITER REPERTUM, to enable you to amend your condescendence upon the use and wont of the burgh, touching the GRANA

    Redgauntlet

  • The council think that a fee of two guineas may be sufficient on this occasion, as Mr. Pest had three for drawing the original condescendence.

    Redgauntlet

  • Turn, then, thy sharp, wire-drawing, lawyer-like ingenuity to the same task — make up my history as though thou wert shaping the blundering allegations of some blue-bonneted, hard-headed client, into a condescendence of facts and circumstances, and thou shalt be, not my Apollo — QUID TIBI CUM

    Redgauntlet

  • “Well, fortune is apt to circumduce the term upon us; but I think she may allow you to revise your condescendence.”

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • The members of Koruna Česká, a national party that wants to transform the government into a constitutional monarchy, are used to condescendence.

    Party seeks to restore monarchy

  • Completely helpless, supplicating his former allies for some attention, a little bit of condescendence, some small sweet deal that will leave him at ease.

    05/08/2005 - 05/15/2005

  • He spoke softly, confidently, with a simplicity, in which was felt condescendence toward the interlocutor.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • This must be a very different sort of business from the weariful Parliament House, and the two square yards of processes, with a fee of three guineas for many an interminable condescendence.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • Again, it is quite clear that, tho exceptionally sober in his earlier years, he drank too much in later life; but this, it must be remembered, was but an occasional condescendence to the vice and habit of the age.

    Robert Burns

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