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Demeanance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demeanance Demeanor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demeanance Demeanor; behavior.
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Quotations

  • David Sarnoff
    David Sarnoff
    “We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.”
  • George F. Will
    George%20F.%20Will
    “Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.”

Usage

In literature:

The niece of Michele Pignaver is incapable of demeaning herself with a mountebank, sir!
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
The old squire did not demean himself by a single outcry of pain.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
He would be held to have demeaned himself to the verge of social extinction.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
I wouldn't demean myself by letting her know I care.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
This conjunction of leechcraft and cooking was in early days far from being considered demeaning to the healing art.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
I do not demean myself by listening to any of the stories they tell down below there.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
The side of this chariot hurts my hands, and I wouldn't demean myself so for any one but your majesty.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
How is one to demean herself, under this severe trial?
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
It was to demean oneself, according to their code, to do any menial work.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
I was very foolish to demean myself by taking so much notice of one of the little girls.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
The United States require that these people should only demean themselves peaceably.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Major Flint will not demean himself to fight with a coward.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
Colored men, yellow men, may cook 'is meals and myke 'is bed; but a white man'd demean 'imself.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
The General's Caution how to demean themselves: at his Persuasion they lay up their Ships in the River.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
That I ain't never been demeaned to, but I dare say I should find it pleasant in some ways.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Then Maisie Lennox came through the wood, and demeaning herself right soberly, she held out her hand.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
But Oswald would never demean himself to argue about this.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
They could not demean themselves by performing anything so servile, but must get their land cultivated by others.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
I wouldn't demean myself.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
My Lord Balshannon," he sneered, "do you think my son would demean himself to fight you?
"Curly" by Roger Pocock
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In poetry:

Am I so mean? Life is demeaning,
Has the Word lost its wondrous meaning?
Why am I lured and mortified
By paid delight?
"Judas And Jesus" by Endre Ady
For a bra
(need we mention it?),
the padded black one that my lover demeaned
when I took it off.
He said, "Where'd it all go?"
"Clothes" by Anne Sexton
Winter Connecticut, whose air is clean
As a new icicle to cut the throat,
Whose black and rigid trees will not demean
Themselves to swagger in a crystal coat.
"The Golden Corpse" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Time and time again, Kobe Bryant exerts his scoring dominance and demeans his opponents afterward.
Repeat domestic-violence offenders demean and brutalize victims while frustrating judges.
Lupe Fiasco's "Bitch Bad" is only the latest example of a male hip-hop star trying to empower women but actually demeaning them.
Honey Boo Boo and other reality stars insult the poor and demean the viewer.
Series is ' Demeaning '.
The owner of a roach-infested restaurant in Edinburg called the Food Patrol's line of questioning into public safety " demeaning .".
Palin camp claims records suit "sexist … demeaning ".
BRIGHTON — Two women employed by the Adams County assessor have sued him, alleging he repeatedly engages in sexual "humor" that demeans women.
Two women employed by the Adams County assessor have sued him, alleging he repeatedly engages in sexual "humor" that demeans women.
"The past five days have been humiliating and demeaning beyond anything my family and I have ever experienced," Furlong 's statement said.
Costumes a sign of independence or just plain demeaning.
In the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when women were demeaned as performers in the world of orchestras, Elaine Shaffer was one of the most prominent flutists in the world.
Last summer, for example, a screening of Sita Sings the Blues was protested by a small fundamentalist group who felt the film demeaned the Hindu myths.
John Furlong, family ' humiliated, demeaned' by abuse allegations.
"Workers with intellectual disabilities should never be subjected to the demeaning and discriminatory treatment alleged in this case.".
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In science:

For the QMLE, demean the data by computing Y − X β and determining bIβ, for a given β, and then minimize either dK L or dK LN to obtain θ estimates (either exact or approximate); then update β by plugging into (23) and iterate.
Asymptotic Theory of Cepstral Random Fields
Both signals are demeaned; for viewing, the top signal is vertically offset by 0.05.
Forces on Bins - The Effect of Random Friction
Res t = 0 1 The formula for the truncated mean given in Johnson and Kotz (1971), p. 70 is only valid for a zero-mean vector or after demeaning all variables appropriately.
Moments Calculation For the Doubly Truncated Multivariate Normal Density
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