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degrade
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degrade
Used in
Frankenstein
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  • But now crime has degraded me beneath the meanest animal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My friend, if you had known me as I once was, you would not recognize me in this state of degradation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Human beings, their feelings and passions, would indeed be degraded if such a wretch as I felt pride.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: degraded the quality
as in: her comments were degrading
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