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The Idiot
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  • We degrade God when we attribute our own ideas to Him, out of annoyance that we cannot fathom His ways.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I always make the wrong gestures—inappropriate gestures—and therefore I degrade the Thought, and raise a laugh instead of doing my subject justice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She went away in response to some inner prompting to do something disgraceful, in order that she might say to herself—'There—you've done a new act of shame—you degraded creature!'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His feeling for Nina Alexandrovna amounted almost to adoration; she had pardoned so much in silence, and loved him still in spite of the state of degradation into which he had fallen.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Since his return to Petersburg from Moscow, he had been remarkably silent, and had told Prince S. on one occasion, before everyone, that he did not think himself justified in degrading any thought by his unworthy words.  (not reviewed by editor)

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