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corrosion

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Definition a state of deterioration — especially in metals
  • The bridge is painted each year to protect the steel from salt air corrosion.
  • the corrosion of American values
  • A solitary corroded coin.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • corroded = deteriorating
  • He unsnapped the corroding latches and opened it.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • corroding = deteriorating — especially of metals
  • Papa's eyes started corroding.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • corroding = deteriorating
  • A suddenness found its way onto his lips then, which were a corroded brown color and peeling, like old paint.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • corroded = deteriorated
  • Or a murdered reality, unborn, killed by that corroding emotion without name—fear—need—dependence—hatred?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Shells, gas clouds, and flotillas of tanks—shattering, corroding, death.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Judging from their corroded shields and the smoking plumes on their helmets, they'd already learned about the basilisks' poison and fire.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Reestablished in the corroded shell of Fairbanks 142, McCandless fell back into his routine of hunting and gathering.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Advances in culture, no less than advances in science and industry, corrode the very society under whose aegis they are made possible.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • That was before it corroded to orange.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I felt even my soul had been corroded by salt.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Native ferocity held one in subjection, while the corroding passion of revenge prevented the other from admitting any gentler feeling at the moment.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • The metal was corroded and the railings bent under pressure.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The real Clarisse demanded, holding the other girl in her arms while the campers struggled to remove the poison-corroded helmet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • But fear, as I have said, was working strange changes in all of us, corroding our ability for clear thought.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Nearby lay a corroded bronze dagger very much like her own.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The decorative grille under the eaves had oxidized to a bile green, old corrosion ran down the brick like mascara, parallel to the drainpipes.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It didn't seem to have been damaged by the fire or corroded by the bone-tar.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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