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 for beneath
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beneath \Be*neath"\, prep. [OE. benethe, bineo[eth]en, AS.
     beneo[eth]an, beny[eth]an; pref. be- + neo[eth]an, ny[eth]an,
     downward, beneath, akin to E. nether. See Nether.]
     1. Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under;
        underneath; hence, at the foot of. "Beneath the mount."
        --Ex. xxxii. 19.
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              Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies. --Pope.
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     2. Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that
        oppresses or burdens.
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              Our country sinks beneath the yoke.   --Shak.
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     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.
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              He will do nothing that is beneath his high station.
                                                    --Atterbury.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beneath \Be*neath"\, adv.
     1. In a lower place; underneath.
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              The earth you take from beneath will be barren.
                                                    --Mortimer.
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     2. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or
        position; as, in earth beneath.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beneath
      adv 1: in or to a place that is lower [syn: below, at a lower
             place, to a lower place, beneath] [ant: above,
             higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place]

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