Example sentences for: demean

How can you use “demean” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But the British Sunday tabloids excelled themselves by managing to demean even a sleazy sex scandal with revolting front-page headlines of which perhaps the worst was in the Sunday People --"I'll Give You My Baby Gravy."

  • For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving in on all occasions their effectual support.

  • "For the past two years we have seen this committee systematically demean and abuse almost every tool of congressional investigations.

  • And now I have to demean myself with Ralph just to get closure with you."

  • Perhaps I am missing something, but, in the event, it is difficult to understand how the expression take (someone) down a peg , which means demean (someone); reduce (someone) in estimation, esp. his own; puncture the self-confidence or arrogance of (someone), unless it has changed somewhat over the years, could be connected with peg tankards.

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