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di meen

  • v  reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

  • I know you've stated publicly that the song isn't meant to demean anyone.
  • Which isn't to demean the millions of teachers who work hard for sweatshop wages.
  • I didn't write this book as a way to demean or out anyone or to do damage to anyone's careers.
News & Articles

  • Angels open 4-game series with Mariners
    Although the Angels wouldn't want to demean the Seattle Mariners by admitting it, this four-game series against Seattle ought to present an opportunity for the Angels.
    June 17, 2013 - Orange County Register
  • Rep. Joe Heck apologizes for son's 'offensive' Twitter rants
    Nevada Rep. Joe Heck’s teenage son has used his Twitter account to insult women, demean gay people and poke fun at President Barack Obama’s race. The Republican congressman apologized for the comments.
    June 13, 2013 - Las Vegas Sun
  • All US Officers Should Listen To The Australian Army Chief's Brutal Sexual Assault Video Message
    Male members of the Australian army also have a problem with sexual misbehavior, it seems. A report by Elizabeth Broderick in the Sydney Morning Herald outlines how male members of the Australian army are under investigation for producing and distributing " explicit emails and photos that demean and denigrate women."
    June 13, 2013 - Business Insider

  • Jon Kitna in Toronto Star
    I wasn't trying to demean Joe. If he hadn't come so far (in recovery), I would not ever have done it,said Kitna, while surrounded by media after practice yesterday.
  • Isaiah Washington in Forbes
    Words have power. The power to express love, happiness and joy. They also have the power to heal,Washington says in the message. "When you use words that demean a person because of their sexual orientation, race or gender, you send a...
  • Ron Rothstein in Sioux City Journal
    Listen, I haven't been in the first chair in an NBA game since 1993,said Rothstein, who also coached the WNBA's Miami Sol for three seasons. "Coaching the WNBA was a totally different story. I don't mean to demean that at all. But this is...

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