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Pride and Prejudice
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  • His sense of her inferiority—of its being a degradation—of the family obstacles which had always opposed to inclination, were dwelt on with a warmth which seemed due to the consequence he was wounding, but was very unlikely to recommend his suit.  (not reviewed by editor)

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