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decadent
used in The War of the Worlds

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marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
  • It may be that in the larger design of the universe this invasion from Mars is not without its ultimate benefit for men; it has robbed us of that serene confidence in the future which is the most fruitful source of decadence, the gifts to human science it has brought are enormous, and it has done much to promote the conception of the commonweal of mankind.
    2.10 — Book 2 Chapter 10 — The Epilogue (56% in)

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