One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘I'm so sorry I had to turn down that job ’, they'll whisper condescendingly, ‘but it was lovely of you to offer it to me’.’
- ‘‘They come from parts of the country where jobs are hard to find,’ an acquaintance condescendingly excuses the enlistees.’
- ‘When asked condescendingly by Mayer how many cameras he has now Hughes replies bluntly, ‘Twenty-four.’’
- ‘And then there is the current reprehensible practice of offering only two minutes of news throughout the day, with five minutes condescendingly given at certain selected times.’
- ‘No other writer I know mines the mother lode of what is condescendingly called ‘everyday life’ with such consistently surprising results.’
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