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And now," he said, "may I inquire what are the orders with which your majesty deigns to honor me?
He would not deign to examine even the masterpieces of Elephanta, or the mysterious hypogea, concealed south-east from the docks, or those fine remains of Buddhist architecture, the Kanherian grottoes of the island of Salcette.
We are discussing things seriously; but if you won't deign to give me your attention, I will drop your acquaintance.
Will your majesty deign to give me some description of the carriage I am charged to discover?
Deign only to put down safely that insignificant brat who is my heart and my life to me
I can only say, Lady Arabella, that you are always welcome at any time you may deign to honour my house with your presence.
But I implore you, whilst I go and practice patience, that your majesty will deign to notice those poor people who have for so long a time besieged your ante-chamber, and come humbly to lay a petition at your feet.
Not possibly will the soul, all rich, all eloquent, with thousand-cloven tongue, deign to repeat itself; but if you can hear what these patriarchs say, surely you can reply to them in the same pitch of voice; for the ear and the tongue are two organs of one nature.
will the God deign to enter and inhabit you, but by a method precisely the reverse.
Calzaghe's punching power cannot be questioned since he decked Chris Eubank to take this title three years ago, but whether he deigns to use it is another thing.
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The miserable old man of rock deigns to come back and share with us his greatness.