Should we be grateful for whatever music they deign to release and grade them on a curve because of it?
The khan, however, did not deign to interfere in a strife which caused him no trouble.
Yet deign, white Queen of Beauty, thy fair eyes On our souls' sacrifice.
Nor does she deign to look at you until you are back in the city street where you met.
Riviere smiled sadly, but consented to deign to eat a morsel in the porch.
deign Yoshi to be careful in relations with this man, if he should again appear.
But of what avail the indulgence and compassion of man, if the pity of God will not deign to absolve me?'
Speculation and conjecture doubtless, were evoked as to where the many-stationed Sultan might deign to cast his coveted kerchief.
Don't you think the time has come when you might deign to be magnanimous?
Why need I stay here when I have a voice which he used to deign to praise?
c.1300, from Old French deignier (Modern French daigner), from Latin dignari "to deem worthy or fit" (source of Italian degnare, Spanish deñar), from dignus "worthy" (see dignity). Sense of "take or accept graciously" led to that of "condescend" (1580s). Related: Deigned; deigning.