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degrade
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
reducing human dignity
  • Once, driven to his breaking point by a guard jabbing him, Louie yanked the stick from the guard's hands. He knew he might get killed for it, but under this unceasing degradation, something was happening to him. His will to live, resilient through all of the trials on the raft, was beginning to fray.
    p. 182.7
degradation = reduction of human dignity

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In places like Kwajalein, degradation could be as lethal as a bullet.
    p. 183.5
  • degradation = reduction in dignity

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The work was nauseating and degrading, and when heavy rains came, the waste oozed out of the cesspits and back into camp.
    p. 241.9
  • degrading = reducing dignity
  • And in a place predicated on degradation, stealing from the enemy won back the men's dignity.
    p. 244.9
  • degradation = reduction in dignity

    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In prison camp, Watanabe had forced him to live in incomprehensible degradation and violence.
    p. 379.6
degradation = reduced dignity

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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