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Definition of Beneath

Beneath

  1. Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.
  2. Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.
  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.
  4. In a lower place; underneath.
  5. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.

Beneath Quotations

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
Victor Hugo

Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I'm a famous author in a country where no one reads.
John Grisham

Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
Jean Baudrillard

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
Francis of Assisi

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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Beneath Translations

beneath in Afrikaans is onder
beneath in Danish is under
beneath in Dutch is beneden, onder
beneath in Finnish is alla
beneath in German is unten, unter, darunter, Neben
beneath in Italian is abbasso, sotto
beneath in Latin is subter supter
beneath in Norwegian is under
beneath in Portuguese is abaixo de, sob
beneath in Spanish is debajo, so
beneath in Swedish is under
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