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Word of the Day — 1/31/2011

Posted by ccasc on January 31, 2011

Demean
[dih-meen] (v.) to lower in dignity, honor, or standing; debase.

“We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears.  We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.”

~David Sarnoff

 

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