- 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
Anno 1800 Hey, that new Anno game! Ubisoft didn’t deign to show it at its own press conference, but Anno 1880 made an appearance at the PC Gaming Show and that’s good enough for me.
So when the universe deigned to help out, astronomers jumped at the chance.
This has been going on for years, and every once in a while, one half of the power couple actually deigns to respond.
Sentient brands: Social media has no shortage of frustrations, but one of its more insidious developments is multimillion-dollar companies deigning to speak with potential customers as if the corporations were people.
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.
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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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