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beneath


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beneath  \Be*neath"\,  prep.  [OE.  benethe  bineo[eth]en,  AS 
  beneo[eth]an,  beny[eth]an;  pref.  be-  +  neo[eth]an,  ny[eth]an, 
  downward,  beneath,  akin  to  E.  nether.  See  {Nether}.] 
  1.  Lower  in  place  with  something  directly  over  or  on  under 
  underneath;  hence  at  the  foot  of  ``Beneath  the  mount.'' 
  --Ex.  xxxii  19. 
 
  Beneath  a  rude  and  nameless  stone  he  lies.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Under  in  relation  to  something  that  is  superior,  or  that 
  oppresses  or  burdens. 
 
  Our  country  sinks  beneath  the  yoke.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Lower  in  rank,  dignity,  or  excellence  than  as  brutes  are 
  beneath  man;  man  is  beneath  angels  in  the  scale  of  beings. 
  Hence:  Unworthy  of  unbecoming. 
 
  He  will  do  nothing  that  is  beneath  his  high  station. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beneath  \Be*neath"\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  lower  place  underneath. 
 
  The  earth  you  take  from  beneath  will  be  barren. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  Below,  as  opposed  to  heaven,  or  to  any  superior  region  or 
  position;  as  in  earth  beneath. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beneath 
  adv  :  in  or  to  a  place  that  is  lower  [syn:  {below},  {at  a  lower 
  place},  {to  a  lower  place}]  [ant:  {above}] 




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