Usage examples for demean

  1. And how she can demean herself to call you her friend passes my comprehension." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  2. It must have been a great passion indeed which could make such a man demean himself to bribe an inferior for information against his wife. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  3. Curious to know how the survivor would demean himself, I watched him carefully for several days. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  4. To think that anny man shud so demean himsilf as to imagine such a thing, lave alone say it. – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  5. 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 by Clara Louise Kellogg
  6. Surely the few essays I have made in the field of letters may stand my warrant that I should not so demean myself as is implied in this repute of me. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  7. And these opinions are amply substantiated by what I have above said of our worthy ancestors; who never being be- preached and be- lectured, and guided and governed by statutes and laws and by- laws, as are their more enlightened descendants, did one and all demean themselves honestly and peaceably, out of pure ignorance, or, in other words- because they knew no better. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  8. " And in so doing demean yourself, darken the face of Shan Tien's present regard, and alienate all those who stand around! – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  9. So being a just child, she has to wonder how Englishmen 'with nurture' can so demean themselves to get money. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. But what should he ask her, and how demean himself toward her? – Aikenside by Mary J. Holmes
  11. I think he must have had some misfortune, which causes him thus to demean himself, for one may lose his wits through grief. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. Just think, when I came home to- day I was away an hour towards evening, hardly an hour good gracious, you cannot always be spying, you demean yourself in your own eyes. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  13. Least of all was she to let him suppose that his faithlessness had caused her any bitter heart- ache; if she desired that matters end rightly she must command herself to receive the home- comer no more than kindly, and to demean her as though his denying of her had touched her but lightly; nay, as though it were a pleasure to her vanity to be courted by the Brandenburg Junker and other noble gentlemen. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. " That you are, dear; so don't demean yourself to give any of them lessons. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  15. We stepped into a Protestant Kindergarten one day to see how such stirring atoms of humanity might demean themselves in school. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. Then shall I not demean the Temple into a market, but I shall transform the market into a temple. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  17. Is it not meet that I demean me according to your will? – The Book of the Duke of True Lovers by Christiné de Pisan
  18. Major Flint will not demean himself to fight with a coward. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  19. They could not demean themselves to this, but must have the power to compel the inhabitants and owners of this beautiful island to work for them. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. In such a case, under such circumstances, how did Massachusetts demean herself? – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster