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.
General Wotherspoon did not deign to reply, but walked away.
Nor does she deign to look at you until you are back in the city street where you met.
Mrs. Beasley, whether she heard or not, did not deign to reply.
deign Yoshi to be careful in relations with this man, if he should again appear.
Victor, whose foot was on the step of the car, did not deign to turn.
Speculation and conjecture doubtless, were evoked as to where the many-stationed Sultan might deign to cast his coveted kerchief.
What I have to say is, if you will deign to listen, for your private ear.
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.