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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’This is the hend, is it,’ said Miss Squeers, tossing her head, and looking contemptuously at the floor, ’of my taking notice of that rubbishing creature, and demeaning myself to patronise her?’

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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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