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demean
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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reduce social standing or dignity
  • 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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