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Mexico has experienced many currency devaluations.
  the reduction of something’s value or worth — especially a country’s currency relative to that of other countries
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  • Mexico has experienced many currency devaluations.
  • He predicted the largest real estate devaluation since the Great Depression.
  • Mae told Nanci she had no intentions of making her feel devalued, that things were just busy at the Circle, and that she had spaced on this essential reciprocation, which she quickly remedied.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Now I’ve pulled that ace out of the hole, taken a good look, and found that it’s useless to me, devalued over time.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • The Vatican is a fortress because the Catholic Church holds half of its equity inside its walls-rare paintings, sculpture, devalued jewels, priceless books . then there is the gold bullion and the real estate deeds inside the Vatican Bank vaults.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • SO DARK THE CON OF MAN "Sophie," Langdon said, "the Priory’s tradition of perpetuating goddess worship is based on a belief that powerful men in the early Christian church ’conned’ the world by propagating lies that devalued the female and tipped the scales in favor of the masculine."
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • However he valued or devalued his own achievement, it did stand as an accomplishment.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Interpersonal relationships are usually unstable and intense, and may be characterized by alternation of the extremes of overidealization and devaluation.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • The rapid devaluation of money made it difficult to make ends meet.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • And, of course, it’s the general devaluation.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

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  • Three months before, on March 18, 1780, desperate to curb rampant inflation, Congress had resolved to devalue the dollar.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • One cannot rear young people in such wise that half of them think themselves superior by biology, without dulling ambition and devaluing accomplishment.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Sensitive, but after I invited you to join my professional network, you didn’t ask me to join your professional network, and though I know I’m just a nobody in Orlando, I felt like I had to tell you that it made me feel devalued.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Because when you begin to devalue youngsters and make them feel that who they are doesn’t count, then we’ve turned them off on education.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • She said, "Our task is to help move them towards mastery of the language at school, in its oral and written form, but to do that in a way where they are not devalued, or where they feel denigrated in any way by virtue of their cultural and linguistic differences."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
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