Deign

Deign

, v. i. To think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive.
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O deign to visit our forsaken seats.
Pope.
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Yet not Lord Cranstone deigned she greet.
Sir W. Scott.
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Round turned he, as not deigning
Those craven ranks to see.
Macaulay.
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In early English deign was often used impersonally.
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Him deyneth not to set his foot to ground.
Chaucer.
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