We have many most respectable and worthy young women who do the same and are employed by the nobility, because, being the daughters of gentlemen, they are both well bred and accomplished, you know," said Miss Kate in a patronizing
tone that hurt Meg's pride, and made her work seem not only more distasteful, but degrading.
So gently patronizing
, and so 'I-don't-suppose-you-can-help-it,- poor-thing,' in your general style," said Jessie, kissing her.
On his arrival from the other world, he had merely found it necessary to spend a quarter of an hour at a barber's, who had trimmed down the Puritan's full beard into a pair of grizzled whiskers, then, patronizing
a ready-made clothing establishment, he had exchanged his velvet doublet and sable cloak, with the richly worked band under his chin, for a white collar and cravat, coat, vest, and pantaloons; and lastly, putting aside his steel-hilted broadsword to take up a gold-headed cane, the Colonel Pyncheon of two centuries ago steps forward as the Judge of the passing moment!
There's your true Ashantee, gentlemen; there howl your pagans; where you ever find them, next door to you; under the long-flung shadow, and the snug patronizing
lee of churches.
Savory morsels of ham, golden blocks of corn-cake, fragments of pie of every conceivable mathematical figure, chicken wings, gizzards, and drumsticks, all appeared in picturesque confusion; and Sam, as monarch of all he surveyed, sat with his palm-leaf cocked rejoicingly to one side, and patronizing
Andy at his right hand.
He introduced himself, smiling a smirky smile borrowed from the courtiers of the stage, extended a fair-skinned talon, and while he gripped my hand in it he bent his body forward three times at the hips, as the stage courtier does, and said in the airiest and most condescending and patronizing
way--I quite remember his exact language:
She has taken a patronizing
fancy to her father, the Admiral, who accepts her condescension gratefully as age brings more and more home to him the futility of his social position.
Come nearer," said the magistrate, with a patronizing
wave of the hand, "and tell me to what circumstance I owe the honor of this visit.
He adopted toward him an air of patronizing
That is a child's reason, Monsieur Blaisois," said Musqueton in his most patronizing
His little friends, like all other small people, had a great opinion of their own importance, and used to assume quite a patronizing
air towards the Giant.
Nay, I was just as jealous of my brother as before--just as much irritated by his small patronizing
ways; for my pride, my diseased sensibility, were there as they had always been, and winced as inevitably under every offence as my eye winced from an intruding mote.