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War and Peace
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  • He has been degraded, you know.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Has he been degraded into a field marshal, or into a soldier?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dolokhov has been degraded to the ranks and Bezukhov's son sent back to Moscow.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The adjutant told them that the affair was likely to take a very bad turn: that a court-martial had been appointed, and that in view of the severity with which marauding and insubordination were now regarded, degradation to the ranks would be the best that could be hoped for.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He did not even remember how formerly, on the strength of similar wretched logical arguments, it had seemed obvious that he would be degrading himself if he now, after the lessons he had had in life, allowed himself to believe in the possibility of being useful and in the possibility of happiness or love.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER X. Rostov's share in Dolokhov's duel with Bezukhov was hushed up by the efforts of the old count, and instead of being degraded to the ranks as he expected he was appointed an adjutant to the governor general of Moscow.  (not reviewed by editor)

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