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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj demeaning causing awareness of your shortcomings "golf is a humbling game"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demeaning Demeanor; behavior.
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  • 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
    “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
    “Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.”


In literature:

People essayed tasks that, a few years ago, would have seemed impossible; nor did they demean themselves in so doing.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
It was still more astonishing to him that he felt no temptation so to demean himself.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
I utterly and positively refuse to so demean myself.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
She paused at the door, wordlessly demeaned, momentarily ashamed of herself.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
Nor do I employ this metaphor demeaningly.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
If General Sam continues to demean himself in this youthful manner, I shall have to beg him to change his name.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
You must not think I was severe, but I do like you so much I hated for you to demean yourself.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
Women might accept labor, they were accustomed to it in the savage state but a brave could not so demean himself.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
No talk of prizes, for what I'd not demean myself to pick up out of the gutter.
"The Carbonels" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Had it been a load of any other description, he would have declined to demean himself by lifting it on his shoulders.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
I wouldn't demean myself to the like.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
O husband, how can you so demean yourself?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
The Buddha did not demean himself when he honored you.
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
She was too proud to demean herself to any man.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
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
With which of her Grace's scullion maidens have you demeaned yourself to talk?
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
It is well for thee, Knave, that thou hast so wisely demeaned thyself.
"Harper's Round Table, July 2, 1895" by Various
You're wasting valuable time, failing to improve your execrable tennis, and demeaning yourself into the bargain.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
I am not going to demean myself by explaining; they ought to have believed in me.
"Harper's Round Table, October 1, 1895" by Various
Bevis looked up, he could not demean himself to answer such a mite.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies

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:

Teachers protest governor's ' demeaning ' treatment.
Mitt Romney calls Obama rhetoric ' demeaning '.
'Suckers' story is demeaning .
Captions that are rude, tasteless or demeaning will not be considered.
Negative campaigning is injurious to our democratic processes because it exploits, demeans, polarizes and has a damaging effect not only on the electoral process but also the social fabric of the nation.
The despicable vociferate ranting demeaning President Obama is beyond the pale.
District Judge Ken Post admits statements he made in a December court proceeding may be considered "demeaning" and that he abused his discretion when finding Stanton attorney Scott Millard in contempt of court.
The 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a claim of national origin discrimination by an Iraqi national fired for his allegedly demeaning management style.
Half-hearted attempt at online democracy demeans the political process.
I appreciate recent letters explaining how some Halloween decorations can be demeaning to those with a mental illness .
It all seems harmless enough until director Gabriele Muccino crassly starts throwing women at him, demeaning the characters and the exploited actresses who play them,including Judy Greer, Uma Thurman Catherine Zeta-Jones.
An internal review officer with Albuquerque ran a website filled with sexually charged pictures and demeaning comments toward women.
Union president calls pat-downs "a demeaning experience".
In today's inhospitable job market, nothing could be more frustrating and demeaning than ageism and sexism .
The stories about Assemblyman Vito Lopez groping and demeaning female staff members are flooding out of the back rooms in Albany.

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