Definition of Bemeaning
1. bemean [v] - See also: bemean
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Literary usage of Bemeaning
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1900)
"... cursing and bemeaning them as off-scourings, and by extinguishing every desire or aspiration. In reality giving them such treatment as his four-footed ..."
2. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"You get up and begin by bemeaning Nye for not being there. That will be better anyway." Clemens said: "Well, Fuller, I can do that. I feel that way. ..."
3. Bulletin by Public Ownership League of America (1919)
"... then employed able writers to write stories for our magazines belittling and bemeaning the idea of the government having anything whatever to do in the ..."
4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1883)
"Directly Mr. Boldero draws away from you, you go repenting, and apologising, and bemeaning yourself; ..."
5. Main Currents of Spanish Literature by Jeremiah Denis Matthias Ford (1919)
"His duties were harassing, perhaps often bemeaning; moreover, his salary was chronically in arrears and opportunity for serious literary production must ..."
6. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1900)
"says they again; ‘there's no necessity so to do, and you bemeaning yerself low.' ‘Low be d—d,' says I. ‘I must live somewhere, mustn'tI? ..."
7. Our English Cousins by Richard Harding Davis (1894)
"Our candidates are not placed in any such bemeaning position. They are too proud to appeal to their constituents. The bosses give us our candidates and ..."