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degrade
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David Copperfield
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  • ’I meant, Mr. Creakle,’ he returned in a low voice, ’as I said; that no pupil had a right to avail himself of his position of favouritism to degrade me.’
  • ’To degrade YOU?’ said Mr. Creakle.

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  • All this time I was working at Murdstone and Grinby’s in the same common way, and with the same common companions, and with the same sense of unmerited degradation as at first.
  • If I had seen an Ape taking command of a Man, I should hardly have thought it a more degrading spectacle.

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as in: her comments were degrading Define
reducing human dignity
as in: degraded the quality Define
to decrease the value of something
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