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degenerate
used in Arrowsmith

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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
  • It produces the paint that slicks up your house, it dyes your sweetheart's dress— and maybe, in these degenerate days, her cherry lips!
    Chapter 2 (48% in)
  • He would not degenerate into a bridge-playing, duck-hunting drone.
    Chapter 10 (98% in)
  • He was lonely for Leora, and all his state of grace, all his earnest and simple-hearted devotion to carousal, degenerated into sleepiness.
    Chapter 17 (62% in)

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