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The House of Mirth
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  • She had no idea of reading the letters; even to unfold Mrs. Haffen’s dirty newspaper would have seemed degrading.
  • The day’s task done, she dreaded to return to her narrow room, with its blotched wallpaper and shabby paint; and she hated every step of the walk thither, through the degradation of a New York street in the last stages of decline from fashion to commerce.

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as in: her comments were degrading Define
reducing human dignity
as in: degraded the quality Define
to decrease the value of something
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