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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • Though a brother, he considered himself as my master, and me as his apprentice, and accordingly, expected the same services from me as he would from another, while I thought he demean’d me too much in some he requir’d of me, who from a brother expected more indulgence.

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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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