Delawares: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature DeignsI loved him dearly, and it will ever be the proudest recollection of my life that he deigned to return me no small measure of affection.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon Revisited.Mr. Mudge deigned to accept Paul's apology, and as they had now reached the door, unceremoniously threw it open, and led the way into a room with floor unpainted, which, to judge from its appearance, was used as a kitchen.ndash;Horatio Alger in Paul Prescott's Charge.Bernard, to whom, because of his fervent devotion to her, the Blessed Virgin had deigned to show herself during his life.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Paradise (tr Norton).Brave Tantalus, the valiant Pelops' sire, Guest to the gods, suffered untimely death, And old Tithonus, husband to the morn, And eke grim Minos, whom just Jupiter Deigned to admit unto his sacrifice.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Locrine / Mucedorus.A few times since then she had encountered, but never deigned to recognize, him.ndash;T.S. Arthur in After The Storm.Such as our possessions are, however, they are yours while you deign to remain in our midst.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in Rezanov.If Modeste without a fortune deigns to choose me, she will be my wife.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Modeste Mignon (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Let us say it to the praise of women, he obtained all those whom he deigned to desire.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Girl with the Golden Eyes.My brother, the Duc de Rhetore, deigns to recognize me as a person of mark.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Letters of Two Brides.Sometimes he beheld an infanta in Margeurite Claes, to whom no provincial notary might aspire; then he regarded her as any poor girl too happy if he deigned to make her his wife.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Alkahest (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).
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