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demote

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Definition reduce in rank or assign to a lower position
  • She kept her job, but was demoted.
  • She was demoted due to her rudeness
  • He's been demoted, you see.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • They demoted him to the rotating shift he'd been on during the first days of the job.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • She was to be demoted to second trombone, she was told.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • After going wacko at the groundbreaking ceremony, Chuck E. Muckle got demoted to the post of assistant junior vice-president.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • But one day, in 1983, he was suddenly called into his boss's office and swiftly demoted.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • His face reminded me, oddly, of a person who'd just learned he'd been demoted.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • And she was so incensed at your demoting Hugh from the management of the mill.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Instead, they were fighting for their pride and against the threat of getting demoted to a lower division for next season.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • After a few trial runs, I demoted him to dancer.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • I heard myself strangely demoting our men to the more helpless boys.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • And for me, that was the final and truly unbearable tragedy: Like all the innumerable dead, he'd once and for all been demoted from haunted to haunter.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • "That's a demotion," Mindy said.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • At this rate they're going to demote you to JV.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • If Carter wasn't careful, he'd get demoted yet again, and the only position below the distribution center was sanitation duty.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Any failure of duty on their part was liable to be punished by demotion and loss of privileges.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • If you choose to demote me to an inferior post as a result of my failure, I hope I may accept it with grace.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • 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.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Just like the rebel sympathizers that the king demoted a caste.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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