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debase
used in The Lords of Discipline

9 uses
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Definition
to degrade (decrease) the purity, quality, or status of something — often morality or metals
  • His complexion was oily and barnacled with pimples, as though his very flesh was marked with his cunning debasement.
    Chapter 1.12 (13% in)
  • They all looked the same to me, a race of bald, timorous zombies chanting a debased, newly minted language in a country alive with cruelty.
    Chapter 2.16 (36% in)
  • He was unclean and he wore the odor of urine like some debased cologne.
    Chapter 2.17 (54% in)
  • When they called for Bobby Bentley, it was as though they were calling to all of us, and our commitment to him deepened as we witnessed his debasement and his loneliness.
    Chapter 2.17 (84% in)
  • The second poem was an evocation of spring, a highly original topic, rare among young poets, and the conclusion any fair-minded reader might draw from scanning those twelve meager lines was that if I had really appreciated springtime I would never have debased its memory with that poem.
    Chapter 2.18 (66% in)
  • They had debased me, lessened me, and I had left something of irreplaceable value out there with the pack.
    Chapter 2.19 (68% in)
  • In the desperately horny climate of the Institute, it was a rare cadet, indeed, who would pass up the chance to glimpse a human vagina, no matter how debased or unpalatable.
    Chapter 3.24 (7% in)
  • What we observed was a debasement of the copulatory act, a grinding, panting, anti-erotic mime of fucking itself.
    Chapter 3.24 (14% in)
  • The mother had the sneering hauteur and debased professionalism of a woman who had known the more bestial instincts of men for too long.
    Chapter 3.24 (17% in)

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