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Patronizingly

adverb
1.
With condescension; in a patronizing manner.  Synonyms: condescendingly, patronisingly.






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"Patronizingly" Quotes from Famous Books



... I will talk with him," said the banker, imperatively and patronizingly, as he hurried ...
— Make or Break - or, The Rich Man's Daughter • Oliver Optic

... Some had kicked about their musical numbers, some about their love-scenes; some had grumbled about their exit lines, others about the lines of their second-act frocks. They had kicked in a myriad differing ways—wrathfully, sweetly, noisily, softly, smilingly, tearfully, pathetically and patronizingly; but they had all kicked; with the result that woman had now become to George not so much a flaming inspiration or a tender goddess as something to be dodged—tactfully, if possible; but, if not possible, by open flight. For years he had ...
— A Damsel in Distress • Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

... elegant trousseau which Mr. Graham ordered for his daughter. But all such feelings must be concealed, and almost every day she rode over to Woodlawn, admiring this, going into ecstasies over that, and patronizingly giving her advice on all subjects, while all the time her heart was swelling with bitter disappointment. Having always felt so sure of securing Durward, she had invariably treated other gentlemen with such ...
— 'Lena Rivers • Mary J. Holmes

... was sort of fresh at first," he told Frog Parker patronizingly, "but I got along fine—lightest man on the squad. You ought to go away to ...
— This Side of Paradise • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... responded her companion patronizingly. "You've got to hold your own, you know; if you don't you go to the bottom. The world is full of sharks and so is this store. The sooner you find it out the better it will be ...
— For Gold or Soul? - The Story of a Great Department Store • Lurana W. Sheldon

... not patronizingly but with a growing consciousness of his own impregnable position which impressed even the self-seeking woman he addressed, "to you I am only Kreutzer, the poor flute-player; but in my native country I am more—Count Otto ...
— The Old Flute-Player - A Romance of To-day • Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey

... dawn on the quick-witted girl, but De Forrest said, patronizingly, "It requires a cultivated taste to appreciate such music as ...
— From Jest to Earnest • E. P. Roe

... off his jacket, and flinging it on the grass, while Joel immediately followed suit with his little homespun one. "Now we can begin perfectly splendid! I won't hit hard," he added patronizingly, ...
— Five Little Peppers And How They Grew • Margaret Sidney

... sorter freedom to a young fellow like you, Old Man, like goin' into the world on your own capital, that every Californian boy has n't got," said Union Mills, patronizingly. ...
— Frontier Stories • Bret Harte

... Breeds are in open rebellion, and, headed by that devil, Retief, intend to clear us whites out of the country. It's the starting of another Riel rebellion, and if we don't get help from the Government quickly, it's all up with us. That's my opinion," and he gazed patronizingly upon the crowd, which by ...
— The Story of the Foss River Ranch • Ridgwell Cullum

... reward of two dollars for giving them back to me," continued the bully patronizingly. "Here it is," and he ...
— Tom Swift and his Motor-boat - or, The Rivals of Lake Carlopa • Victor Appleton

... intenser racial self-respect, the Negro must educate the Negro, be physician for the Negro, preach to the Negro, nurse the Negro, lead the Negro in all his upward effort. Otherwise these things will be done badly, or patronizingly, or ...
— John Wesley, Jr. - The Story of an Experiment • Dan B. Brummitt



Words linked to "Patronizingly" :   patronisingly, patronizing, condescendingly



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