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degrade
used in
The Death of Ivan Ilych
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degrade
Used in
The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • Those lies lies enacted over him on the eve of his death and destined to degrade this awful, solemn act to the level of their visitings, their curtains, their sturgeon for dinner were a terrible agony for Ivan Ilych.  (not reviewed by editor)

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