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Pride and Prejudice
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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • …the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.

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  • Her comments were intended to demean the movement.
  • She considered it demeaning work, but was determined to make a good job of it.

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