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  • It was degrading to have to depend so thoroughly on a person who had been educated at a state university.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'You're antagonistic to the idea of being robbed, exploited, degraded, humiliated or deceived.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Major Major had bought the dark glasses and false mustache in Rome in a final, futile attempt to save himself from the swampy degradation into which he was steadily sinking.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Kraft was a skinny, harmless kid from Pennsylvania who wanted only to be liked, and was destined to be disappointed in even so humble and degrading an ambition.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We haven't got a stitch of clothing, and it's going to be very degrading and embarrassing for the person who has to go downstairs through the lobby to get some.'  (not reviewed by editor)

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