Definition for BE-NEATH'

BE-NEATH', prep. [Sax. beneath, beneothan, benythan; of be and neothan, below, under. See Nether.]

  1. Under; lower in place, with something directly over or on, as to place a cushion beneath one often with the sense of pressure or oppression, as to sink beneath a burden, in a literal sense.
  2. Under, in a figurative sense; bearing heavy impositions, as taxes, or oppressive government. Our country sinks beneath the yoke. – Shak.
  3. Lower in rank, dignity or excellence; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels, in the scale of beings.
  4. Unworthy of; unbecoming; not equal to; as, he will do nothing beneath his station or character.

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