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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • There now, again you degrade me.
  • The only difference consists in the opposite character of the equality advocated by these two men; one is the equality that elevates, the other is the equality that degrades; one brings a king within reach of the guillotine, the other elevates the people to a level with the throne.

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  • He found the count standing before some copies of Albano and Fattore that had been passed off to the banker as originals; but which, mere copies as they were, seemed to feel their degradation in being brought into juxtaposition with the gaudy colors that covered the ceiling.

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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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