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  • "Kevin, I think we'd better demote me.†   (source)
  • As a rule I took pleasure in stepping up and smiling back in her teeth—but in the stern hall lights I felt clammy and used-up, demoted somehow.†   (source)
  • I think it was quite a demotion.†   (source)
  • Just like the rebel sympathizers that the king demoted a caste.†   (source)
  • After a few trial runs, I demoted him to dancer.†   (source)
  • If Carter wasn't careful, he'd get demoted yet again, and the only position below the distribution center was sanitation duty.†   (source)
  • Once the Good has been contained as a dialectical idea it is no trouble for another philosopher to come along and show by dialectical methods that areté, the Good, can be more advantageously demoted to a lower position within a "true" order of things, more compatible with the inner workings of dialectic.†   (source)
  • I heard myself strangely demoting our men to the more helpless boys.†   (source)
  • At this rate they're going to demote you to JV.†   (source)
  • Under the new government, competent professionals such as she, with advanced degrees and years of experience, were demoted and replaced by more passionately political administrators.†   (source)
  • Thanks to Alex, I got a demotion.†   (source)
  • Instead, they were fighting for their pride and against the threat of getting demoted to a lower division for next season.†   (source)
  • Any failure of duty on their part was liable to be punished by demotion and loss of privileges.†   (source)
  • They demoted him to the rotating shift he'd been on during the first days of the job.†   (source)
  • "Or demoted," Owen said.†   (source)
  • The eighth victory in any tournament is therefore critical, the difference between promotion and demotion; it is roughly four times as valuable in the rankings as the typical victory.†   (source)
  • She was to be demoted to second trombone, she was told.†   (source)
  • His face reminded me, oddly, of a person who'd just learned he'd been demoted.†   (source)
  • Or else I been demoted.†   (source)
  • If I don't see improvement, I will be forced to demote you to the lower classes."†   (source)
  • But one day, in 1983, he was suddenly called into his boss's office and swiftly demoted.†   (source)
  • At sunrise they shot west, on what had once been the Grand Trunk Road, ribboning the twenty-six hundred kilometers from Kabul to Calcutta, but which had now been demoted to the status of National Highway One, since the borders with Afghanistan and India were so often closed.†   (source)
  • Yossarian was a lead bombardier who had been demoted because he no longer gave a damn whether he missed or not.†   (source)
  • Is that a demotion or a promotion?†   (source)
  • There was, as yet, no official temple in Ors—these are all primarily dedicated to Amaat, any other gods on the premises take lesser places, and the head priest of Ikkt had not seen her way clear to demoting her god in its own temple, or identifying Ikkt with Amaat closely enough to add Radchaai rites to her own.†   (source)
  • It felt like a demotion.†   (source)
  • Wire Pat and tell him he's been demoted to a freight," she said to Eddie.†   (source)
  • He's been demoted, you see.†   (source)
  • She was demoted due to her rudeness
  • She told me I should feel lucky I got a demotion instead of being suspended from the squad.†   (source)
  • Noah's academic difficulties had caused him to repeat a year; Simon's first year had been smoother, probably because it thrilled Simon to have Noah demoted to his grade in school.†   (source)
  • The flag I could never draw, demoted to the flag of a province, flies before it, bright scarlet, with the Union Jack in the top corner and all those impossible beavers and leaves encrested lower down.†   (source)
  • "Three weeks later, with Mortenson demoted from foreman to spectator, the walls of the school had risen higher than the American's head and all that remained was putting on the roof.†   (source)
  • All he could ever see was Aarfy, with whose fustian, moon-faced ineptitude he had finally lost all patience, and there were minutes of agonizing fury and frustration in the sky when he hungered to be demoted again to a wing plane with a loaded machine gun in the compartment instead of the precision bombsight that he really had no need for, a powerful, heavy fifty-caliber machine gun he could seize vengefully in both hands and turn loose savagely against all the demons tyrannizing him:…†   (source)
  • Captain Bugloss, the officer responsible, had, of course, been demoted and expelled from the Owsla, but his disgrace, though very proper, only added to the General's difficulties.†   (source)
  • And she was so incensed at your demoting Hugh from the management of the mill.†   (source)
  • But you were quite right in demoting him.†   (source)
  • …received he might be already under ground and his grave marked (if at all) by a shattered musket thrust into the earth, or lacking that he might be a second lieutenant or even a private—provided of course that his men would have the courage to demote him—yet he not only ordered the stones and managed to pay for them, but stranger still he managed to get them past a seacoast so closely blockaded that the incoming runners refused any cargo except ammunition " It seemed to Quentin that he…†   (source)
  • "What you can't forget," cut in Melanie, clenching her small fists against her sides, "is that she demoted Hugh because he wasn't smart enough to run her mill."†   (source)
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