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undermine
used in The Lords of Discipline

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Definition
weaken gradually
  • If the cadre discovered it or sensed its undermining presence, then they would come for me and they would come united.
    Chapter 2.17 (27% in)
  • Lonely," he declared in an undermined voice.
    Chapter 1.2 (92% in)
  • We feel that this attitude could only harm the freshmen and undermine the plebe system.
    Chapter 1.5 (57% in)
  • "Yes, sir," he said in a softer voice, but one dangerously strained and undermined by the pressure of his first two days.
    Chapter 1.8 (69% in)
  • The long blades of Spartina grass sliced our barelegs, and the marsh was undermined by the immensity of our herded, desperate weight.
    Chapter 2.16 (35% in)
  • The scorched lawn of autumn took on a look of savage thirst, and even the parade ground, that most tended and pampered of meadows, had an undermined greenness about it.
    Chapter 3.22 (1% in)
  • The beach house was a three-story Victorian structure painted a dark and depressing gray and set thirty yards back from the groin protecting the undermined beach.
    Chapter 3.29 (34% in)

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