- If I had seen an Ape taking command of a Man, I should hardly have thought it a more degrading spectacle.Chapters 34-36 (55% in)
- 'I meant, Mr. Creakle,' he returned in a low voice, 'as I said; that no pupil had a right to avail himself of his position of favouritism to degrade me.'Chapters 7-9 (22% in)
- 'To degrade YOU?' said Mr. Creakle.Chapters 7-9 (22% in)
- All this time I was working at Murdstone and Grinby's in the same common way, and with the same common companions, and with the same sense of unmerited degradation as at first.Chapters 10-12 (73% in)
There are no more uses of "degrade" in David Copperfield.
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