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synonyms for demean
- cast down
- cut down to size
- dump on
- knock down
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How to use demean in a sentence
Being elsewhere meant that they had choices other than a certain death trapped in a system that worked to devalue, demean, and break their spirits.A vacation town promises rest and relaxation. The water knows the truth. | Nneka M. Okona | August 26, 2021 | Vox
What we are saying … is that there was a campaign — a concerted campaign — to vilify and dismiss and demean, and, frankly, lie about it, the effectiveness of these drugs.How the right’s ivermectin conspiracy theories led to people buying horse dewormer | Aaron Blake | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Women were left out of conversations in the physical office, demeaned, or made to feel like they didn’t belong.
We sort of demean those fundamental principles of the heart and the soul.
Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here.How angry Apple employees’ petition led to a controversial new hire’s departure | Shirin Ghaffary | May 14, 2021 | Vox
Modern campaigns rarely elevate any subject and have a terrible tendency to demean all who participate.Secret Campaign for Chairman of the Federal Reserve | Stuart Stevens | September 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hand it off to a hen-pecked husband or a put-upon assistant and it can demean or belittle.
The Taliban have said the comments comparing war to a game 'demean' Harry.Prince Harry: "Take a Life To Save A Life", Confirms He Has Killed Insurgents | Tom Sykes | January 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Canadians are generally mistrustful of rules that subordinate or demean women.
“He is trying to shock whoever finds the body,” said Shepard, who said that Hughes was trying also to demean his victims.
"Mr. Capt don't demean himself to chambermaids, Miss Lucy," retorted the abigail with angry scorn.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
This comes of your princesses, that turn the world upside down, and demean themselves to hob and nob with these black baldicoots!The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
Why should ladies demean themselves by going amongst dirty beggarly folk?The Haunted Room | A. L. O. E.
There is no man upon earth who would demean himself by breaking a lance with my master.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
How well our Champion doth demean himself, As if he had been made for such an action?Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10) | Francis Beaumont
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