demean

Part of speech: verb

To behave; conduct; used reflexively.

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Usage examples "demean":

  1. Daniel Burton, you ain't goin' to demean yourself like that! - "Dawn", Eleanor H. Porter.
  2. It was raining hard when we got there, but not one of these gorgeous functionaries would demean himself sufficiently to carry an umbrella down to our carriage. - "Memoirs of an American Prima Donna", Clara Louise Kellogg.
  3. I don't believe Lonny will be willing to demean himself so far. - "The Errand Boy", Horatio Alger.