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We took shelter beneath a huge oak tree.
He looked out of the windows down to the garden beneath.
They slept outside beneath the stars.
the waters of the Timor Sea and the coral reefs that lie beneath
His frail body lay beneath the blankets.
She pulled a dagger from beneath her cloak.
Beneath his quiet unassuming manner there lies considerable strength.
She seemed quite calm on the surface, but a great deal of anger lay beneath.
Burke regarded it as beneath him to trade with such people.
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American English version of definition of beneath
a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
not skilful or sensitive
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
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Definition of beneath from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.