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English Dictionary: deigning by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deign \Deign\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deigned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Deigning}.] [OE. deinen, deignen, OF. degner, deigner,
      daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy, deign,
      fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be fitting. See
      {Decent}, and cf. {Dainty}, {Dignity}, {Condign}, {Disdain}.]
      1. To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to
            disdain. [Obs.]
                     I fear my Julia would not deign my lines. --Shak.
      2. To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to
            vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.
                     Nor would we deign him burial of his men. --Shak.
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