beneath the sign, young men stood with machine guns slung over their shoulders, while female residents queued to see Dr. Sheikh.
His hair is a thinning silver brillo pad, and his belly juts forward from beneath his suit jacket.
But beneath this oddball kumbaya story lies a contradiction.
Old English beneoðan "beneath, under, below," from be- "by" + neoðan "below," originally "from below," from Proto-Germanic *niþar "lower, farther down, down" (see nether). Meaning "unworthy of" is attested from 1849 (purists prefer below in this sense). "The be- gave or emphasized the notion of 'where,' excluding that of 'whence' pertaining to the simple niðan" [OED].