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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of deign.

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Examples

  • It was when sitting gravely round the fire later on that the Stag deigned to enlighten his followers as to his reasons for giving what seemed to them so great a price for a pale-faced child.

    On the Pampas

  • The owners of the building had not even deigned to run a rude carpet along its length.

    The Keg of Knob Creek : Bev Vincent

  • This text speaks explicitly of those whom the Lord (has) deigned to regenerate of water and the Holy Spirit, granting to them remission of their sins.

    Compendium of the 1955 Holy Week Revisions of Pius XII: Part 7 - The Vigil of Pentecost and the Holy Week Readings

  • Even so, in the time before the plague, such was her exalted position, she would not have deigned to know that I existed.

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  • But Christian princes were not satisfied with the mere suspension of human justice during these days, which are so emphatically days of mercy: they would, moreover, pay homage, by an external act, to the fatherly goodness of God, who has deigned to pardon a guilty world, through the merits of the death of His Son.

    Gueranger: The History of Passiontide and Holy Week

  • Which is the main reason why director Oliver Stone, who has made a good living out of documenting crucial moments in America's recent past with such movies as Born on the Fourthof July, JFK and World Trade Center, deigned to do his first sequel.

    20 years later, greed's still good for Douglas in 'Wall Street' sequel

  • What if the authors of other nations, when they deigned to include Americans in their fiction, only wrote of Americans as narcissistic serial killers?

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  • UPDATE: (July 10) Canadian officials have finally deigned to take Hagi's fingerprints.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • What if the authors of other nations, when they deigned to include Americans in their fiction, only wrote of Americans as narcissistic serial killers?

    It’s never “just a story”. «

  • Since the presider had deigned not to reveal specifics to him at this point, Picard figured she must be trying to preserve something of a surprise for him when and if he found time to visit the site.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

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