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undermine
used in David Copperfield

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Definition weaken gradually
  • Have you considered what it is to undermine the confidence that should subsist between my daughter and myself?
    Chapters 37-39 (32% in)
  • He was taken ill in the night — quite prostrate he was — in consequence of Crab; and after being drugged with black draughts and blue pills, to an extent which Demple (whose father was a doctor) said was enough to undermine a horse's constitution, received a caning and six chapters of Greek Testament for refusing to confess.
    Chapters 7-9 (39% in)
  • As the receding wave swept back with a hoarse roar, it seemed to scoop out deep caves in the beach, as if its purpose were to undermine the earth.
    Chapters 55-57 (16% in)

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