below; in or to a lower place, position, state, or the like.
underneath: heaven above and the earth beneath.
below; under: beneath the same roof.
farther down than; underneath; lower in place than: The first drawer beneath the top one.
lower down on a slope than: beneath the crest of a hill.
inferior or less important, as in position, rank, or power: A captain is beneath a major.
unworthy of; below the level or dignity of: to regard others as beneath one; behavior that was beneath contempt.
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How to use beneath in a sentence
Enceladus is an extraordinary little world, harboring a deep, warm ocean beneath its ice.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Corey S. Powell | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
So Richard Johnston, an engineer at Swansea University in Wales, and his colleagues used a microCT scanner to see what lies beneath the wraps of animal mummies at the university’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.X-rays reveal what ancient animal mummies keep under wraps | Helen Thompson | August 20, 2020 | Science News
Last week in Science Advances, researchers presented the most complete picture to date of the strange, hidden biosphere beneath the seafloor.
The rover will probe the ground beneath its wheels, fly a helicopter, track the weather and test tech for turning Martian air into rocket fuel.NASA’s Perseverance rover will seek signs of past life on Mars | Lisa Grossman | July 28, 2020 | Science News
There was also a danger of a possible explosion or “blowout” from pressurized gas that had accumulated in the lake during the 15 million years it’s been beneath the ice.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice | Steve Nadis | July 20, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
McCauley may have married beneath her station, but Gordon-Levitt has obsessive fans.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Melissa Leon | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
So for the 12 years he spent at Aldgate, Chaucer was mostly alone, with a teeming urban scene literally beneath his feet.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings | Wendy Smith | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The train was already in motion as she tried to step inside, and her body was crushed beneath it.
And there are a few nice things buried beneath the rubble that I could use in my apartment.
But beneath all the shiny esteem, the 25-year-old Wright led a seedy double life.
Two young lovers were exchanging their hearts' yearnings beneath the children's tent, which they had found unoccupied.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
She looked up in his face, leaning on his arm beneath the encircling shadow of the umbrella which he had lifted.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Now, the whole Northwest groaned beneath a cast-iron prohibition law at that time, and for some years thereafter.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Some of those halls that Mr. Meadow Mouse mentioned ran right out beneath the surface of the garden.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
During this conversation Harry's right hand was resting beneath his jacket, grasping the butt of his revolver.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for beneath
below, esp if covered, protected, or obscured by
not as great or good as would be demanded by: beneath his dignity
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