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  • It was true that Ms. Richter often solicited David's opinion while Max was relegated to the role of silent spectator.   (source)
    relegated = assigned to a less important position
  • Segregation ... ends up relegating persons to the status of things.   (source)
    relegating = assigning to a less important classification
  • ...for the most part she relegated Henry Chao to a kind of netherworld, in which he was not so much a person and potential threat as a spirit that could be scared off by a good loud noise.   (source)
    relegated = assigned to a less important position or classification
  • Fielding, too, had his anxieties ... but he relegated them to the edge of his mind, and forbade them to infect its core.   (source)
    relegated = assigned to a less important position
  • Erma relegated us to the basement after that.†   (source)
  • The bomber was relegated to errands, and the ground crewmen began prying parts off it for use on other planes.†   (source)
  • I thought of going to the kitchen, but I often cut herbs at the long table near the hearth, and I did not see why I should relegate myself.†   (source)
  • I knew without speaking to Owen that neither of us would ever play Little League ball again, and that there was some necessary ritual ahead of us both—wherein we would need to throw away our bats and gloves and uniforms, and every stray baseball there was to be found around our houses and yards (except for that baseball, which I suspected Owen had relegated to a museum-piece status).†   (source)
  • Most of these entrances had gone out of use years ago as encroaching buildings and limited real estate relegated side entrances to inconvenient alleyways.†   (source)
  • I was relegated to heaven: I watched.†   (source)
  • No longer can we claim this disease is relegated to the poor, rural communities of our country.†   (source)
  • Being the youngest member of the expedition, Lopsang was initially relegated to a supporting role) but his strength was so impressive that at the last minute he was assigned to a summit party, and on May 16 he reached the top without supplemental oxygen.†   (source)
  • I was given the most challenging and sensitive assignment ever relegated to someone of mere consular rank: diplomat in charge of direct negotiations with the Ousters themselves.†   (source)
  • Tom has been relegated to fifth place.†   (source)
  • The days of horror in the Palace of Casalduero were relegated to the trash heap of memory.†   (source)
  • The two beautiful children would remain bedridden and relegated to lying on their backs for as long as they lived.†   (source)
  • Unable to attract a national distributor, the Shooting Gallery had no choice but to relegate Marley's movie debut to that most ignoble of celluloid fates.†   (source)
  • Closing ranks around him, Orik's attendants began to consult with him in Dwarvish, often speaking over one another in a loud tangle of voices, and Eragon, who had been about to ask Orik another question, found himself relegated to a corner.†   (source)
  • The picture of the scowling Ayatollah Khomeini was relegated to the attic.†   (source)
  • As the psychologist Timothy D. Wilson writes in his book Strangers to Ourselves: "The mind operates most efficiently by relegating a good deal of high-level, sophisticated thinking to the unconscious, just as a modern jetliner is able to fly on automatic pilot with little or no input from the human, 'conscious' pilot.†   (source)
  • Hassan called driving and Lindsey called shotgun, so even though it was his car, Colin was relegated to the backseat, where he curled up against the window and read J. D. Salinger's Seymour: An Introduction.†   (source)
  • Within the State Department, the trafficking office has been marginalized, even relegated to another building.†   (source)
  • Nonetheless, he was unable to obtain a teacher willing to work in such a remote area and, faced with the difficulty of luring the children to school with promises of lashings and caramels when he tried to teach them to read himself, he finally gave up his dream and relegated the school to other uses.†   (source)
  • It relegated the act to something almost meaningless, no more special than a good-night kiss on the front steps.†   (source)
  • Because of the organizational difficulties it entailed, he had been forced to relegate his erotic activities to a narrow strip of time (between the operating room and home) which, though he had used it intensively (as a mountain farmer tills his narrow plot for all it is worth), was nothing like the sixteen hours that now had suddenly been bestowed on him.†   (source)
  • By his lights, his genius has been overlooked, relegated to the level of punk killers and Mafia hit men.†   (source)
  • He was relegated to second-class.†   (source)
  • He never bothered to argue, just did as he was told, though sometimes he would sigh or give Grace, relegated to the backseat, a wry glance in the mirror.†   (source)
  • If Caroline had been relegated to the devil, she probably would have tamed him as well.†   (source)
  • To be a lamppost and stand holding a lantern till dawn-which is the only work your world relegates me to and the only work it's going to get.†   (source)
  • Landinos-slaves of African descent who were either born on the island or brought there from Africa before 1820-were relegated to barracks-style warehouses to the left of the women's baracoon.†   (source)
  • She doesn't mean to be cruel, she doesn't know she's just relegated me to the dust heap along with crank telephones and whalebone stays.†   (source)
  • I had very briefly observed the doctor conducting such an examination, but my knowledge was relegated to the little I could remember of anatomy texts, with nothing of the practical.†   (source)
  • While crossing the Atlantic, he had told her that the Office would be relegated to a secondary role, that the Americans were now in charge and would be taking the operational lead.†   (source)
  • Class V were relegated only to military and governmental entities.†   (source)
  • All the living, eating, sleeping and so on's relegated to the ground flopr.†   (source)
  • Leaders and nations were relegated to the past.†   (source)
  • Nobody was inside but the barkeep-a silent, relegated place like a barn, old and tired.†   (source)
  • The Chief Justice wrote: "We see no reason why the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment, as much a part of the Bill of Rights as the First Amendment or Fourth Amendment, should be relegated to the status of a poor relation."   (source)
  • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues
  • She's been relegated to the sidelines.
  • Decades of slow growth have relegated the country to third-class status in international affairs.
  • Have you really relegated us to the trash heap of the Dumb High-School Romance?†   (source)
  • The film relegated a much anticipated Jimmy Stewart movie to second billing.†   (source)
  • Commercial systems were relegated to ten gravities of inertial control.†   (source)
  • Rather he relegated himself to the reality that this was his life.†   (source)
  • This primeval technology had once held the key to the portals of power, but it had been banished long ago, relegated to the shadows of occultism and magic.†   (source)
  • She, on the other hand, kept him relegated to an impersonal regime of formalities and never made the slightest gesture that might allow him to suspect that she remembered him from her unmarried days.†   (source)
  • Primarily, though, modern man had relegated magic squares to the category of "recreational mathematics," some people still deriving pleasure from the quest to discover new "magical" configurations.†   (source)
  • In one of her attacks of simplification, she had relegated to the stables the radioconsole that her husband had given her as an anniversary gift, and which both of them had intended to present to the Museum as the first in the city.†   (source)
  • I said before that I was alarmed so many recent assassinations have been attributed to Cain-attributed here to Cain-when it seems to me that the most accomplished assassin of our time-perhaps in history-has been relegated to a comparatively minor role.†   (source)
  • And did I want the Celestial Kingdom, anyway, where women are relegated to polygamy and procreation, gestating new souls to fill earthbound bodies?†   (source)
  • At that time there was so much activity in the town and so much bustle in the house that the care of the children was relegated to a secondary level.†   (source)
  • The vast majority were relegated to claiming races, rock-bottom events in which any competitor can be purchased for a set, low price before the race.†   (source)
  • I relegated it to a tooth-baring grin.†   (source)
  • The war, relegated to the attic of bad memories, was momentarily recalled with the popping of champagne bottles.†   (source)
  • Medusa grew out of Saigon's officer corps and it still relegates its dirty work to the hungry grunts and corrupt NCOs.†   (source)
  • As the psychologist Timothy D. Wilson writes in his book Strangers to Ourselves: "The mind operates most efficiently by relegating a good deal of high-level, sophisticated thinking to the unconscious, just as a modern jetliner is able to fly on automatic pilot with little or no input from the human, 'conscious' pilot.†   (source)
  • He also stole away at night to the bar in San Lucas, where he met with certain union leaders who had a passion for fixing the world's troubles between sips of beer, or with the huge, magnificent Father Jose Dulce Maria, a Spanish priest with a head full of revolutionary ideas that had earned him the honor of being relegated by the Society of Jesus to that hidden corner of the world, although that didn't keep him from transforming biblical parables into Socialist propaganda.†   (source)
  • Jurgen had been relegated to an irrelevant seat on the couch, while members of the Red Branch spoke quietly to one another.†   (source)
  • Her hunger for earth, the cloc-cloc of her parents' bones, the impatience of her blood as it faced Pietro Crespi's passivity were relegated to the attic of her memory.†   (source)
  • Baltazar Charles and his family, like the Villarreals, lived in a small house on an unpaved street with no lights and no running water or sewage, the latter functions being relegated to a hole in the ground behind the house.†   (source)
  • The rigor of the mourning for Remedios had been relegated to the background by the mortifications of the war, Aureliano's absence, Arcadio's brutality, and the expulsion of Jose Arcadio and Rebeca.†   (source)
  • With Ursula relegated to the shadows and with Amaranta absorbed In the work of her winding cloth, the former apprentice queen had the freedom to choose the guests and impose on them the rigid norms that her parents had taught her.†   (source)
  • As long as Ursula had full use of her faculties some of the old customs survived and the life of the family kept some quality of her impulsiveness, but when she lost her sight and the weight of her years relegated her to a corner, the circle of rigidity begun by Fernanda from the moment she arrived finally closed completely and no one but she determined the destiny of the family.†   (source)
  • It was degrading to play with girls and in our talk we relegated them to a remote island of life.†   (source)
  • It did not occur to her that if she married Ashley she would automatically be relegated to arbors and front parlors with staid matrons in dull silks, as staid and dull as they and not a part of the fun and frolicking.†   (source)
  • One note referred to Henry Cameron, "prominent once as one of the fathers of the so-called modern school of architecture and relegated since to a well-deserved oblivion.†   (source)
  • It was relegated to the room because it was so big, so cracked, so bad—compared with the Watts portraits upstairs.†   (source)
  • But when Christmas came and no expensive Christmas present came with it, Francie was again relegated to the dark back of the room.†   (source)
  • She thought not—time and change seemed so completely to have relegated him to his proper distance.†   (source)
  • As for relegating it to the realm of fiction, that charge had to be dropped.†   (source)
  • Hudnall changed Tom's plans somewhat by relegating him to watch camp that day, while he went out with the other men.†   (source)
  • But that in no way lessened the present, dynamic temptation, which claimed the prerogative of individuality, refusing to be relegated to the familiar and general or to be mirrored in such descriptions, and which declared itself unique and incomparably urgent— without, of course, being able to deny that it was a temptation whispered from one particular corner, the promptings of a creature in Spanish black with a snow-white, pleated ruff; and bound up with the idea and image were all…†   (source)
  • At the least witticism aimed by any of the circle against a 'bore,' or against a former member of the circle who was now relegated to the limbo of 'bores'—and to the utter despair of M. Verdurin, who had always made out that he was just as easily amused as his wife, but who, since his laughter was the 'real thing,' was out of breath in a moment, and so was overtaken and vanquished by her device of a feigned but continuous hilarity—she would utter a shrill cry, shut tight her little…†   (source)
  • This was mostly a journey to the farmhouse on the slopes above the vale, to inquire how the advanced cows were getting on in the straw-barton to which they were relegated.†   (source)
  • "It's a pity she ever married abroad then," said May, in the placid tone with which her mother met Mr. Welland's vagaries; and Archer felt himself gently relegated to the category of unreasonable husbands.†   (source)
  • My function is to amuse, and so long as I amuse all goes well; but let him become bored, or let him have one of his black moods come upon him, and at once I am relegated from cabin table to galley, while, at the same time, I am fortunate to escape with my life and a whole body.†   (source)
  • Reluctantly she admitted it had bettered her health, quickened her blood, and quite relegated Florida and the Adirondacks, to little consideration.†   (source)
  • Endowed with two memories, a temporary and a permanent, he had hitherto relegated the caves to the former.†   (source)
  • "I would scarcely call her wrong," broke out the Nawab Bahadur, from his isolation on the front seat, whither they had relegated him.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Keyes, the second of the group, was the wife of an officer of the United States Engineers, and as our history is not further concerned with her it will suffice that she was indeed very pretty and that she formed the ornament of those various military stations, chiefly in the unfashionable West, to which, to her deep chagrin, her husband was successively relegated.†   (source)
  • Relegated, as he was, to one corner, and sheltered behind the billiard-table, the soldiers whose eyes were fixed on Enjolras, had not even noticed Grantaire, and the sergeant was preparing to repeat his order: "Take aim!" when all at once, they heard a strong voice shout beside them: "Long live the Republic!†   (source)
  • The men looked like robust but heavy, blond Germans with pensive eyes, conscious of being far removed from their fellow creatures, poor exiles relegated to this land of ice, poor creatures who should have been Esquimaux, since nature had condemned them to live only just outside the arctic circle!†   (source)
  • This cell, with the exception, possibly, of some glass phials, relegated to a corner, and filled with a decidedly equivocal powder, which strongly resembled the alchemist's "powder of projection," presented nothing strange or mysterious.†   (source)
  • Consequently, the feats of krakens or other monsters of that ilk must be relegated to the realm of fiction.†   (source)
  • She relegated her hoop and skippingrope to a recess.†   (source)
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