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demote
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
reduce in rank or assign to a lower position
  • Two of them were older than I was, but not a lot older; one of them was even demoted to my grade—I don't remember which one; I don't even remember which sex.
    p. 117.2
  • 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.
    p. 280.4

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