Definition of 'deign'
Example sentences containing 'deign'
Then she said stiffly, `Well, since my friend didn't deign to tell me last night, I had to find out through the grapevine.AN OLDER WOMAN (2002) MAN AND WIFE (2002)
If you get there on the stroke of nine, they deign to take your paperwork off you and tell you to come back in four hours ' time.KICK BACK (2002)
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