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debase
used in Northanger Abbey

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to degrade (decrease) the purity, quality, or status of something — often morality or metals
  • To be disgraced in the eye of the world, to wear the appearance of infamy while her heart is all purity, her actions all innocence, and the misconduct of another the true source of her debasement, is one of those circumstances which peculiarly belong to the heroine's life, and her fortitude under it what particularly dignifies her character.
    Chapter 8 (16% in)

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