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- n. an act of demoting; a lowering of rank or status
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reduction in rank or relative position in any series or class: opposed to promotion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. act of lowering in rank or position
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She avoided the term 'demotion' and stopped just short of saying Mr. Bloy's appointment to cabinet was a mistake.
No. 2 Georgia, after its demotion from the top spot in the polls, will look to make a statement against two-time defending Mid-American Conference champ Central Michigan.
He didn't handle his demotion from the starting lineup well and ultimately allowed it to affect his play.
A loss would result in demotion to the zonal division, a big fall for a country that has won tennis 'top team prize a record 31 times but not since 1995.
It might be, I guess, if the 'D' stood for "demotion" -- but it isn't, it's for "development,"
So, if demotion is the precursor to indictment, when the fuck does Bush get sent to timeout and back to Texas Gubner?
The headline for this interview is that his demotion was a setback for Latinos and that it was.
The immediate precipitating predicate for his demotion was his meeting last month with the Colombian ambassador, a client of his giant P.R. firm, Burson-Marsteller, about how to pass a free-trade pact that Hillary Clinton vigorously opposes.
But this time a demotion was his lucky break: By Major League rules, it let him seize the chance for a trip to Beijing instead.
I have no idea if “people were speaking for her” in any coordinated sense - to be sure, her demotion was a calculated political move which sent exactly the intended signal to everyone involved: