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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "And if you’d please not to say as I’ve been to speak to you, for my son ’ud be very angry with me for demeaning myself, I know he would, and I’ve trouble enough without being scolded by my children."

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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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