Chewing on a thick piece of gum, Moss ceremoniously pulled it out when deigning to talk.
They received the fish as a matter of course, not deigning in any way to thank us.
Flo was in an agony of tears, not deigning to look at the rescued ball.
Not deigning to look in his face, she appealed to the earth.
"I don't know nothing about that," said the lad, not deigning to look at the Squire.
She turned rather pale, and sat silent, not deigning to reply to such a charge, while Claire rushed on recklessly.
The Belknap-Jacksons left hastily, not deigning him a glance.
One day the owner saw her, and gazed at her some time in rapt astonishment; however, she didnt move, deigning only to laugh.
“Secure him,” said the officer, deigning no reply to these remarks.
Dan Hoolan sat sulkily, with his hands between his knees, not deigning to reply.
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.