demean (v.) Old form(s): demean'd , demeane
behave, conduct, comport [oneself]
2H6 I.i.186[Salisbury to York and Warwick, of the Cardinal] demean himself / Unlike the ruler of a commonweal
2H6 I.iii.101[York to King] If York have ill demeaned himself in France
3H6 I.iv.7[York alone, of his sons] they have demeaned themselves / Like men born to renown by life or death
CE IV.iii.82[Courtesan alone] Antipholus is mad, / Else would he never so demean himself
CE V.i.88[Luciana to Abbess, of Antipholus of Ephesus] he demeaned himself rough, rude, and wildly
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