Usage examples for demean

  1. In such a case, under such circumstances, how did Massachusetts demean herself? – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  2. Is it not meet that I demean me according to your will? – The Book of the Duke of True Lovers by Christiné de Pisan
  3. 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
  4. But what should he ask her, and how demean himself toward her? – Aikenside by Mary J. Holmes
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Major Flint will not demean himself to fight with a coward. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  13. 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
  14. 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