- to deign - to do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
Mrs. Bennet deigned not to make any reply, but, unable to contain herself, began scolding one of her daughters.
- Maria, who considers herself as an aristocratic girl, finally deigned to tidy her room.
mien - a person's appearance, manner, or demeanor
His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and the report, which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year.
Angela invited her boyfriend for a family dinner to meet her parents who were delighted with his mien.
- to gratify - to make happy or satisfied
Jane was as much gratified by this as her mother could be, though in a quieter way.
It is so easy to gratify little children, just buy them a toy or an ice cream.