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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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