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  • The situation could quickly deteriorate.
  • Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer’s loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates.
    Ernest Hemingway
  • Shortly after the invasion, the security for most Iraqi people deteriorated.
  • Her appearance reflected the mental deterioration.

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  • I was shocked by the deterioration in her health.
  • The rubber deteriorated and needs to be replaced.
  • Her condition deteriorated
  • His mind deteriorated
  • Hannah was so satisfied with her own unexpectedly radiant prospects that she hardly realized her mother’s anxieties; for there are natures which flourish, in adversity, and deteriorate when exposed to sudden prosperity.
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • now my mind is deteriorating rapidly.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon

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  • The cliff is pocked with knobs of jutting rock, some of which deteriorate as soon as I touch them.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But for some reason his deteriorating hygiene pushed against his mind, causing horrific thoughts.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Though they’d done well, the month in the grove meant everything else on the ranch had deteriorated further, and the weather wasn’t helping matters.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • My condition was deteriorating and my father now rarely picked up his calls.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The crowd swarmed away in a panic, people screaming and scrambling to escape the gunshots, and what had been merely confusion deteriorated into total chaos.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • But a decade later, the rapidly growing prison population inevitably led to a deterioration in the conditions of confinement.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • They watched the show and enjoyed it, but the weather had deteriorated by the time they’d left the theater.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The books that been evacuated onto Phoenix before the Cataclysm were kept in tall, oxygen-free cases that significantly slowed the deterioration process, which is why they had to be read in the library, and only then for a few hours at a time.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • It was alarming how fast my cosmically perfect neurons had deteriorated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It went on for about five minutes as Abby’s condition deteriorated.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • As days turned into weeks and the likelihood of finding Father deteriorated, our situation became increasingly desperate.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • The aneurysm gradually deteriorates due to the constant pressure of the blood passing through it.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • "That mirrors the timeline established by the body deterioration," said Puller.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The climate in Arizona was rapidly deteriorating.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Marie-Laure LeBlanc is a tall and freckled six-year-old in Paris with rapidly deteriorating eyesight when her father sends her on a children’s tour of the museum where he works.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He had been just as excited as the two of us when we dragged him over to listen to the broadcast, but slowly, over the course of a few hours, his mood had deteriorated.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The wooden carvings remained as they were; but in the unventilated gun room the masks began to deteriorate and the smell became more unpleasant.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • …one’s perception of the change of season—Hoss theorized that there was one of four possible reasons, or perhaps a combination of the four, which caused the Greek Jews to be dragged off the cattle cars and boxcars in such a sorry state of deterioration, indeed with so many of the prisoners already dead or near death: bad nutrition at the point of origin; the extreme length of the journey combined with the poor condition of the railroads in Yugoslavia, through which the deportees had…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Your handwriting is deteriorating," she says.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • They were deteriorating; the feathers were broken and thin.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • They may be deteriorating as we speak.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • His cool and meticulous appearance had deteriorated into an edgy, unshaven mess.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Oh, and you no longer have a body that’s literally deteriorating.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • How has he deteriorated so rapidly?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The rafts were beginning to deteriorate into jelly, and gave off a sour, burning odor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Like a long dream that deteriorated into a nightmare.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • After the usual histrionics about the deteriorated state of my beauty, they get right down to business.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Beyond the last of the log shacks, however, the road rapidly deteriorated.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The magical borders are deteriorating.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • It started with "Geh’ scheissen!" and deteriorated rapidly from there.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The crush of immigrants has hastened the deterioration of many public services, namely schools, hospitals, and state jails and prisons.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He probably assumed that this would make the quality of Demosthenes’ columns deteriorate, but if it did no one noticed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • After just a few weeks my body began to deteriorate.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Yossarian, we live in an age of distrust and deteriorating spiritual values.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The doctors said he’d be left with a limp, one likely to get worse with age as the misshapen bones deteriorated.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Admitting this to have been an extraordinary case of mental deterioration, it proves at least that the white slave can sink as low in the scale of humanity as the black one.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Murtagh’s mood had not improved with sleep, and Eragon found his own rapidly deteriorating.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The field had deteriorated during our fall of suspension.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Clary sensed the mood in the room was deteriorating.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • How much had our condition deteriorated already?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
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