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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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War and Peace
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  • Pfuel only snorted contemptuously and turned away, to show that he would never demean himself by replying to such nonsense as he was now hearing.
  • Balashev began to feel uncomfortable: as envoy he feared to demean his dignity and felt the necessity of replying; but, as a man, he shrank before the transport of groundless wrath that had evidently seized Napoleon.
  • "You won’t deign to demean yourself by marrying me, you…." said Helene, beginning to cry.

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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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