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Word: demean

Definition: disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave


Sentences Containing 'demean'

I admit that I am a spy, and that it is considered a discreditable station though it must be filled by somebody; but this gentleman is no spy, and why should he so demean himself as to make himself one?''
Morse frequently uses these differences to insult or demean Lewis, perhaps from Morse's point of view in a playful manner, but Lewis is often not amused by the jabs.

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