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degrade
used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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degrade
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • But here was a visible symbol of the degradation of sin.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The senses could refine, and the intellect could degrade.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You don't want people to talk of you as something vile and degraded.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I don't want to see Dorian tied to some vile creature, who might degrade his nature and ruin his intellect.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Upon the walls of the lonely locked room where he had spent so much of his boyhood, he had hung with his own hands the terrible portrait whose changing features showed him the real degradation of his life, and had draped the purple-and-gold pall in front of it as a curtain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There had been mad wilful rejections, monstrous forms of self-torture and selfdenial, whose origin was fear, and whose result was a degradation infinitely more terrible than that fancied degradation from which, in their ignorance, they had sought to escape, Nature in her wonderful irony driving the anchorite out to herd with the wild animals of the desert and giving to the hermit the beasts of the field as his companions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There had been mad wilful rejections, monstrous forms of self-torture and selfdenial, whose origin was fear, and whose result was a degradation infinitely more terrible than that fancied degradation from which, in their ignorance, they had sought to escape, Nature in her wonderful irony driving the anchorite out to herd with the wild animals of the desert and giving to the hermit the beasts of the field as his companions.  (not reviewed by editor)

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