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  • adv. In a snobbish manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a snob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a snobbish manner


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  • The Cheshire cat's wide, puckish smile descending from the heavens as a crescent moon; the caterpillar puffing opiate smoke into the face of Alice and snobbishly asking, Who ...

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  • She was once, rather snobbishly, described as "the most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus".

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  • Some, however, seemed ashamed by their weakness for covers: I definitely judge books by the covers, which is probably limiting because I'm sometimes snobbishly resistant to books that look too commercial and overly swayed by compelling cover art.

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  • Just because the odds are long and subjective doesn't require you to accuse those mag editors of trying to con you or snobbishly ignoring you.

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  • There are many who snobbishly insist on the superiority of the Côte de Nuits, the region to the north, but Jacques-Marie Duvault Blochet, who owned the famed Domaine Romanée-Conti in the mid-19th century, was equally proud of his holdings in Volnay.

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  • Perhaps I have snobbishly high standards, but when you rev me up for two seasons, you gotta deliver something more than two dudes pulling a Skywalker Noooooooo, leaping down a big-ass vortex — and then showing all other meaningful sacrifices disappearing in a puff of deus ex machina smoke.

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  • We had snobbishly refused to get in line but then thought, Why not?

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  • And civility means, apparently, snobbishly treating the religious Right as if they were the backwoods rednecks from Deliverance.


  • And Rome had its decadent elites snobbishly revelling in Greek refinement, while the ‘good, simple, oldfashioned’ Romans were lamenting the lost virtues of hard work, patriotism, sobriety etc.

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  • Palin's response was a welcomed one compared to Obama who snobbishly puckered his lips and pretended not to hear the question when he was asked the same thing at a rally, or McCain who always snickers and runs off when confronted about the issue.

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