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The Comedy of Errors
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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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The Comedy of Errors
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  • She never reprehended him but mildly, When he demean’d himself rough, rude, and wildly.
  • Now, out of doubt, Antipholus is mad, Else would he never so demean himself: A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats, And for the same he promis’d me a chain; Both one and other he denies me now: The reason that I gather he is mad,— Besides this present instance of his rage,— Is a mad tale he told to-day at dinner, Of his own doors being shut against his entrance.

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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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