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degrade
used in Of Human Bondage

13 uses
  • He was ready for any compromise, prepared for more degrading humiliations still, if he could only gratify his desire.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (43% in)
  • Among the day-boys, of whom there were about a hundred and fifty, sons of the local gentry and of the men stationed at the depot, those whose fathers were engaged in business were made to feel the degradation of their state.
    15-16 — Chapters 15-16 (9% in)
  • He was free from degrading fears and free from prejudice.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (89% in)
  • Sitting was well paid, and what he had earned during the last week was enough to keep him for two more; he told Philip, amazed, that he could live easily on two francs a day; but it filled him with shame that he was obliged to show his body for money, and he looked upon sitting as a degradation which only hunger could excuse.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (82% in)
  • Miguel sat regularly, and though he refused to accept payment he borrowed fifty francs from Philip every now and then: it was a little more expensive than if Philip had paid for the sittings in the usual way; but gave the Spaniard a satisfactory feeling that he was not earning his living in a degrading manner.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (87% in)
  • "There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (20% in)
  • "it's too degrading. if I go now I go for good.
    57-58 — Chapters 57-58 (97% in)
  • He wanted passionately to get rid of the love that obsessed him; it was degrading and hateful.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (20% in)
  • Philip, burrowing as was his habit into the state of his feelings, discussing with himself continually his condition, came to the conclusion that he could only cure himself of his degrading passion by making Mildred his mistress.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (59% in)
  • His horror at the degradation he had suffered helped him.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (4% in)
  • He made up his mind that he had better go in and see her for half an hour; but the necessity irritated him: he was angry with Norah, because she forced him to vulgar and degrading shifts.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (75% in)
  • He still looked upon Christianity as a degrading bondage that must be cast away at any cost; it was connected subconsciously in his mind with the dreary services in the cathedral at Tercanbury, and the long hours of boredom in the cold church at Blackstable; and the morality of which Athelny spoke was to him no more than a part of the religion which a halting intelligence preserved, when it had laid aside the beliefs which alone made it reasonable.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (59% in)
  • Philip knew from his experience at the hospital that women of her class looked upon service as degrading: he could not help feeling a little impatient with her; but he blamed himself, for it was clear that she was tired and ill.
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (24% in)

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