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degenerate
used in Of Human Bondage

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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
  • Now and then, losing his calm as he felt himself more and more foolish, Hayward became abusive, and only the American's smiling politeness prevented the argument from degenerating into a quarrel.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (17% in)
  • I've degenerated; I've come down in the world; I earn three pounds a week as press agent to a linendraper, and every day I thank God that I'm not in the little red brick house in Kensington.'
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (42% in)

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