verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of deign
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deigndeign , dine
Words nearby deign
Example sentences from the Web for deign
On the rare occasions when he would deign to reply, she would race to the nearest lavatory in search of the only guaranteed privacy available, bolt the door, and read her letter in ecstatic solitude.How Prince Philip Became Queen Elizabeth's Unlikely Husband|Lily Rothman|April 9, 2021|Time
He would never deign me with any sort of acknowledgment, because I was too low on the totem pole.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Should we be grateful for whatever music they deign to release and grade them on a curve because of it?‘High Hopes’ Review: Bruce Springsteen Lowers the Bar|Andrew Romano|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The New Mitt, who has discarded his frontrunner Too-Bain-to-Deign strategy to cross swords more eagerly with his opponents.
But Canon Drivel's daughter did not deign to answer, she merely rang for prayers.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Mr. Catherwaight did not deign to open his eyes this time, but moved his head uneasily as if he wished to be let alone.Gallegher and Other Stories|Richard Harding Davis
Mme. la Duchesse, I pray you deign to re-enter your carriage.The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Gentle Night; deign to stay awhile: Some help is needed from you.
No; but if it be possible, deign to tell me what passed at this return.