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sordid
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
morally degraded; or foul and repulsive
  • I did indeed observe that the Yahoos were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted, not by any ill-treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid brute.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (54% in)
  • That he had once, by way of experiment, privately removed a heap of these stones from the place where one of his Yahoos had buried it; whereupon the sordid animal, missing his treasure, by his loud lamenting brought the whole herd to the place, there miserably howled, then fell to biting and tearing the rest, began to pine away, would neither eat, nor sleep, nor work, till he ordered a servant privately to convey the stones into the same hole, and hide them as before; which, when his...
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (52% in)

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