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But suspicion also surrounded the glamorous Millicent and her mother shrouded in silk, putting on airs and graces, talking superciliously to poor Tompkins, the frock-coated butler.
We, the most aristocratic of people, who were addicted to the practice of looking down superciliously even upon the insides themselves as often very questionable characters--were we, by voluntarily going outside, to court indignities?
It is not a responsibility that they can meet appropriately merely by teaching the formalism of grammar, or superciliously disclaim by asserting that effective writing is an art and cannot be taught.
whom the pseudo-intellectuals superciliously sneer as coarse and vulgar,
Even more perniciously," Kolin points out, "Williams' later canon has been superciliously ostracized by a majority of critics who continue to explore the 1945-61 canon while they extol his recently rediscovered apprentice plays of the 1930s.
She superciliously pokes fun at President Bush's on- camera public stiffness.
I can't decide whether de Becker looks more like an officious schoolmaster superciliously lecturing a benighted student in a dean's cubicle or a supercilious politician officiously exhorting a benumbed crowd in a public square.
What I got in response was a superciliously condescending message to the effect that she was very glad that I continued to take a keen interest in matters that concerned me -- the implication being that this little matter of Said's scholarly dishonesty could only concern a Jewish zealot.
Giuliano is at the left, shown as the youth he then was, superciliously proud, eyes looking haughtily down his long nose, with a sensuous mouth that curves downward and then rises at the corners in a kind of smirk.
I superciliously told him that for us we have Mother's Day every day, since our parents stay with us.
If you tried to drink a quiet pint on the harbour the ducks were there and they sat squatly and looked up at you and seemed to chuckle superciliously, which was off-putting.