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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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Mansfield Park
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  • Susan and an attendant girl, whose inferior appearance informed Fanny, to her great surprise, that she had previously seen the upper servant, brought in everything necessary for the meal; Susan looking, as she put the kettle on the fire and glanced at her sister, as if divided between the agreeable triumph of shewing her activity and usefulness, and the dread of being thought to demean herself by such an office.

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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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