Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of deign.

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Examples

  • God in deigning to own any earthly temple as His, as if He could be circumscribed by space (1Ki 8: 27) in inaugurating the temple of stone; next, as to the temple of the Holy Ghost (Ac 7: 48, 49); lastly here, as to "the tabernacle of God with men" (Isa 2: 2, 3; Eze 43: 4, 7; Re 21: 3). where -- rather, "what is this house that ye are building, &c. -- what place is this for My rest?"

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Normally, the airlines know so many people have so many superfluous miles they have instituted byzantine restrictions and odd blackout dates plus restricted number of seats coupled with mileage-sucking "perks" such as deigning to sit in an exit row until the miles can sometimes be well nigh useless.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • there are some shows that sure, i can't get into. but i bet now, i would at least give them a real chance instead of just "deigning" to watch.

    Why I Hate LOST | the TV addict

  • Republican Meg Whitman, utterly devoid of background or experience in state government or policymaking, rarely deigning to cast a vote, moves toward the Nov. 2 election on the power of millions of dollars of personal wealth ...

    LA Times Endorses Boxer, Brown

  • Republican Meg Whitman, utterly devoid of background or experience in state government or policymaking, rarely deigning to cast a vote, moves toward the Nov. 2 election on the power of millions of dollars of personal wealth ...

    LA Times Endorses Boxer, Brown

  • Nika Roza Danilova boasts a full, throaty voice that makes good on the force of her devoutly gothic visions, which owe a debt to Siouxsie and the Banshees and scores of other sirens deigning to blink behind gooped-on layers of black eyeliner.

    The Taming of the Scene

  • As for disgracing the Office of the President for deigning to do something that has all the earmarks of a National Lampoon movie -- without the obligatory nudity and fart jokes -- I'm pretty sure that after the last eight years of "restoring honor and dignity to the Oval Office" by George W. Bush, Mr. Obama doesn't have a thing to worry about.

    Obama vs. Limbaugh

  • Republican Meg Whitman, utterly devoid of background or experience in state government or policymaking, rarely deigning to cast a vote, moves toward the Nov. 2 election on the power of millions of dollars of personal wealth ...

    LA Times Endorses Boxer, Brown

  • 'Vagrant, your Honor,' the bailiff volunteered, and his Honor, not deigning to look at the prisoner, snapped, 'Ten days,' and Chi Slim sat down.

    Local Color

  • Republican Meg Whitman, utterly devoid of background or experience in state government or policymaking, rarely deigning to cast a vote, moves toward the Nov. 2 election on the power of millions of dollars of personal wealth ...

    LA Times Endorses Boxer, Brown

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