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Synonyms for CONDESCEND

Usage Examples for CONDESCEND

  1. Experience here has proved, and the history of the aborigines of other countries has shown, the absurdity of expecting that any men, " as free as Nature first made man," will condescend to leave their woods, and come under all the restraints imposed by civilisation, purely from choice, unless they can do so on terms of the most perfect equality. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales" by Thomas Mitchell
  2. It will be quite all right for you to offer me a cup of tea, if your kitchen mechanic will condescend. - "The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair