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  • A father, and a gracious aged man, Whose reverence even the head-lugg’d bear would lick, Most barbarous, most degenerate, have you madded.
  • Degenerate bastard!

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  • "If our search degenerates to that level I’ll be sure to call on you," I said without looking in his direction.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • By nature I am high-strung and animated, but when frustration confronts me head-on, I degenerate into a demoniac.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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