Part of speech: adverb

At a lower point; below.

Part of speech: preposition

Under; lower than; below the surface of; under the power of; unworthy of.

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Usage examples "beneath":

  1. Such things are beneath you, I believe, and I did not even consider them. - "Gallegher and Other Stories", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. The position of the Indian was such that the blanket covered both arms, and Otto could not see whether or not he grasped a rifle beneath. - "The Lost Trail", Edward S. Ellis.
  3. The sitting bird was disturbed as I passed beneath her. - "Wake-Robin", John Burroughs.