- But now crime has degraded me beneath the meanest animal.Chapter 24 (90% in)
- I saw how the fine form of man was degraded and wasted; I beheld the corruption of death succeed to the blooming cheek of life; I saw how the worm inherited the wonders of the eye and brain.Chapter 4 (30% in)
- To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.Chapter 13 (65% in)
- Sometimes he thought that I felt deeply the degradation of being obliged to answer a charge of murder, and he endeavoured to prove to me the futility of pride.Chapter 22 (6% in)
- Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such a wretch as I felt pride.Chapter 22 (7% in)
- My friend, if you had known me as I once was, you would not recognize me in this state of degradation.Chapter 24 (46% in)
There are no more uses of "degrade" in Frankenstein.
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