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Definition become worse
  • The situation could quickly deteriorate.
deteriorate = become worse
  • Shortly after the invasion, the security for most Iraqi people deteriorated.
  • deteriorated = became worse
  • The two countries have a deteriorating relationship.
  • deteriorating = worsening
  • Her popularity began to deteriorate after the event.
  • deteriorate = worsen
  • The conflict has led to an alarming deterioration of human rights.
  • deterioration = worsening
  • I was shocked by the deterioration in her health.
  • deterioration = amount of worsening
  • The rubber deteriorated and needs to be replaced.
  • deteriorated = became worse (wore out)
  • The home will not sell for much because of its deteriorated state.
  • deteriorated = worsened
  • 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
  • deteriorates = becomes worse
  • Her appearance reflected the mental deterioration.
  • deterioration = worsening
  • Her condition deteriorated
  • deteriorated = became worse
  • His mind deteriorated
  • deteriorated = became worse
  • 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
  • deteriorate = become worse
  • Now my mind is deteriorating rapidly.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • deteriorating = getting worse
  • June 10: deterioration progressing.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • deterioration = worsening
  • Artificially increased intelligence deteriorates at a rate of time directly proportional to the quantity of the increase.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • deteriorates = gets worse
  • As will be seen by my report, these and other physical and mental deterioration syndromes can be predicted with statistically significant results by the application of my formula.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • deterioration = worsening
  • As long as I am able to write, I will continue to record my thoughts in these progress reports. It is one of my few pleasures. however, by all indications, my own mental deterioration will be very rapid.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • deterioration = worsening
  • John Quincy, when he arrived in September for a holiday of several weeks, was shocked by his father's drastically deteriorating condition.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He's right; the paper from the ports always deteriorates quickly.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched

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