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used in King Lear

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to grow worse; or describing a person or situation that is worse in the sense of deviating from what is socially acceptable
  • A father, and a gracious aged man, Whose reverence even the head-lugg'd bear would lick, Most barbarous, most degenerate, have you madded.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Before the Duke of Albany's Palace (45% in)
  • Degenerate bastard!
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (71% in)

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