Look at the way he treated her—always embarrassing and belittling her.
In one respect Martineau was singularly happy; he just escaped the active and, on the whole, belittling period of the old Unitarian controversy.
Look at the way he treated herâ€”always embarrassing and belittling her.
Mr. Davis was shown on camera spanking his children with his hands and with a belt, belittling the kids and his wife and horrifically, slapping his young daughters in the face on more than one occasion.
If a promise ring may be seen as insulting or belittling, the couple may want to consider a very long engagement while they prepare for a life together, instead of making a lesser commitment.