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degenerate
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
to grow worse; or describing a person or situation that is worse in the sense of deviating from what is socially acceptable
  • When fate wronged me, I had not the wisdom to remain cool: I turned desperate; then I degenerated.
    Chapter 14 (67% in)
  • Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend?
    Chapter 6 (93% in)
  • Then you will degenerate still more, sir.
    Chapter 14 (70% in)

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