How could she, Ellen’s daughter, with her upbringing, have sat there and listened to such debasing words and then made such a shameless reply?
Drink and dissipation had done their work on the coin-clean profile and now it was no longer the head of a young pagan prince on new-minted gold but a decadent, tired Caesar on copper debased by long usage.
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Prosecutors said fighters raped village elders to publicly debase them.
Nothing has been left undone to cripple their intellects, darken their minds, debase their moral nature, ...
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass