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demean -- as in: demeaned herself by being petty
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The House of Mirth
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  • I know there’s one thing vulgar about money, and that’s the thinking about it; and my wife would never have to demean herself in that way."

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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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