superciliousness


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the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

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And in Villette published a few years later, Lucy Snowe travelling as "an unprotected female" to London for the first time in her life braves her own painful shyness, the superciliousness of the inn servants and the noise of London streets; after the moment of initial dejection she starts to enjoy deeply the experience and the freedom of roaming the streets of London on her own: "I went wandering whither chance might lead, in a still ecstasy of freedom and enjoyment; and I got--I know not how--I got into the heart of city life" (Villette, 113).
Racial superciliousness remains deep within the character of the Chinese people, as their economic takeoff occurs.
As they stumble from leering to superciliousness, it feels like watching a bunch of teenagers from an all-boys' school suddenly discovering girls," he said.
The confrontation-- McNamara's superciliousness and the "impotence of the crowd"--was the catalyst for Balaban's decision to exchange his deferment for conscientious objector status.
There is something--a kind of superciliousness & silly suspicion mixed in with the others which makes me turn from them.
In neither case is the term a cover for actual superciliousness.
Even so, a writer like Gip, for instance, in Jacob e Dulce mocked his class, its hypocrisies, pretensions and superciliousness, as did Jose da Silva Coelho in the 1920s taking on a wider spectrum of society.
I can't see Guto going in for the fawning flattery, superciliousness and frankly, backside-licking that sticks out of all the text messages emerging in the Leveson Inquiry.
At the level of signification, the universality of the woman's experience, invariably so, undermines the haughty superciliousness and utterly objectionable tone and tendencies displayed by the doctor in his arrogant, "It was just as well" and "You can have another".
So the story of the production was that his was a buried love or perhaps that his superciliousness was pretend, merely a series of tests for Helena like those set for the Patient Griselda.
A right royal pain, the man's arrogance and superciliousness were legendary: He routinely passed himself off as a latter day Marlborough or Wellington, famously bragging to King George's secretary that "my hat is worth three divisions.
In a piece of brilliantly scripted stage ambiguity, then, Orlando's ideological posture, defined through his loud class superciliousness, is being punished as misfit through a pattern of unknowing audience interaction.
In a letter seen by Sudan Tribune, 33 members of the state house charged the speaker of funds mismanagement, superciliousness, favoritism, nepotism, pride, lack of consultation with the members on parliamentary affairs as well acting as accountant to the house among others.
they shared a certain style of British superciliousness towards Americans and American culture and foreign policies; and they still tended to link their fate with that of Britain.
She has come to hate that easy scorn, that superciliousness, that constant depression which was supposed to excuse everything.