- never so much as deigning a glance
- —George Meredith
Examples of deign in a Sentence
I wouldn't deign to answer that absurd accusation.
Recent Examples of deign from the Web
None of the Home Nations deigned to even try and qualify either - but the far more interesting story comes from one of the federations who did send a team.
Half a day later, Trump, the most irritable man on earth, hadn’t deigned to respond to Clinton’s taunt.
This is in keeping with Trump’s vision of life as an eternal revenge plot against those who have deigned to underestimate him.
Ever since Michelin deigned to start reviewing Chicago restaurants back in 2010, its name has been the one most associated with print guides to local establishments, for better or worse.
Just this week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke dressed down the leader of a California park for deigning to represent scientific consensus on the matter in a tweet.
It was inspired by the fig trees that ring the house of Michaud’s mother-in-law in Bergamo, Italy, Giuseppina Carrara, whose land is so rich with the fruit that her family would never deign to eat the skin.
Similarly, penguins will only deign to eat whole fish that are less than six inches in length and no more than an inch wide.
Christopher will remain at the brand through March 31, but his final collection was already deigned for this coming spring.
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DEIGN Defined for English Language Learners
: to do something that you think you should not have to do because you are too important
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