Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of demote.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The nine-year veteran also was demoted from the first-string punt return job after he had three fair catches and a 0. 5-yard average on two returns.

    Phillip Buchanon's best game yet

  • Rex Grossman, demoted from the Bears 'starting job last season, will get a chance to win it back in 2008.

    Rexing problem: How do the Bears solve their QB issues?

  • The Panthers did that when Jovani Chappel, recently demoted from the starting lineup, stepped in front of White's poorly thrown pass and returned it to the West Virginia 16.

    USATODAY.com

  • Culture Minister Georgios Voulgarakis, of the currently ruling center-right New Democratic party, is relatively new in the post, having been more-or-less demoted from the job of Public Order Minister in February on the heels of a phone-tapping scandal (apparently, they get more worked up about that sort of thing in Greece than over here).

    It's House

  • Culture Minister Georgios Voulgarakis, of the currently ruling center-right New Democratic party, is relatively new in the post, having been more-or-less demoted from the job of Public Order Minister in February on the heels of a phone-tapping scandal (apparently, they get more worked up about that sort of thing in Greece than over here).

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • “Survivor: China” contestant Denise Martin claimed on the reunion show that she was demoted from a lunch lady to a janitor because of her involvement on the reality series.

    Survivor China Lunch Lady Denise Martin on The Early Show

  • During the live “Survivor: China” finale, Denise Martin said she had been demoted from a lunch lady to a janitor after competing on the reality series.

    “Survivor: China” Lunch Lady Denise Martin Donates $50,000 to Charity

  • Robinson was helped off the field by two trainers and Bobby Reid, demoted from the starting role in the second game of the season, replaced him.

    USATODAY.com - College Football - Oklahoma St. vs. Texas A&M

  • Mancuso, 20, of Olympic Valley, Calif., skied so unimpressively last season that she was demoted from the "A" team to the "B" team.

    USATODAY.com - U.S. skiers earn two medals in first two races

  • Randy Choate (0-1) allowed one run and two hits over 1 1/3 innings to take the loss in his third outing since being demoted from the New York Yankees.

    International League Baseball - Columbus vs. Toledo

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  • French word indeed.

    May 8, 2009