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  • 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.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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