- It produces the paint that slicks up your house, it dyes your sweetheart’s dress— and maybe, in these degenerate days, her cherry lips!
- He would not degenerate into a bridge-playing, duck-hunting drone.
- He was lonely for Leora, and all his state of grace, all his earnest and simple-hearted devotion to carousal, degenerated into sleepiness.
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- "If our search degenerates to that level I’ll be sure to call on you," I said without looking in his direction.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
- By nature I am high-strung and animated, but when frustration confronts me head-on, I degenerate into a demoniac.
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