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  • The combative energy, the sense of superiority, the spirit of satire, characteristic of him as a Roman, unite with his loyalty to Epicurus to render him not only polemical but intolerant and contemptuous in his tone toward the great antagonists of his system, the Stoics, whom, while constantly referring to them, he does not condescend even to name.
  • He condescended graciously to speak to us about three-cylinder cars.
  • He condescended to give a nod.
  • He condescends to speak to me; he likes me because I make him feel good about himself.
  • He does not judge me, doesn't condescend; he seems comfortable in my presence.

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