DEMEAN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEMEAN
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 v.  degrade; debase, as in dignity or social standing
Classic Sentence:
1  Pfuel only snorted contemptuously and turned away, to show that he would never demean himself by replying to such nonsense as he was now hearing.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI
2  You won't deign to demean yourself by marrying me, you.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI
3  He hesitated whether to address the King as the Black Knight-errant, or in what other manner to demean himself towards him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
4  During this performance, the hermit demeaned himself much like a first-rate critic of the present day at a new opera.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  A narrow life in Budmouth might have completely demeaned her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
Example Sentence:
1  He would not demean himself to a lazy worker.
2  I wasn't going to demean myself by acting like a suspicious wife.
3  Don't demean yourself by telling such obvious lies.
4  Standing on his dignity, he refused to demean himself by replying to the offensive letter.
5  The entire family was demeaned by his behaviour.
6  The official demeaned himself by accepting the bribe.