One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Twice we were belittlingly shooed away by employees when we asked once for our server and once for our food after waiting patiently for a very generous time.’
- ‘Weekly class consisted of three hours of belittlingly being told what we did wrong.’
- ‘It seems belittlingly counter-productive to stick a joke at the end of such a tragic outpouring.’
- ‘We so naturally stoop to speaking evil (or at least negatively or belittlingly) of someone who grinds on us or who has crossed us in some way.’
- ‘In Stockholm, a young reporter cast scorn on her efforts, comparing them belittlingly to the enormity of the problems that still plague that country.’
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