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 Meanings and Examples of CORRUPT
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corrupt
 a.  changed from sound to putrid state; spoiled; tainted
Classic Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
1  By means of them, the sufferer's conscience had been kept in an irritated state, the tendency of which was, not to cure by wholesome pain, but to disorganize and corrupt his spiritual being.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
2  I know that James Steerforth,' she said, with her hand on her bosom, as if to prevent the storm that was raging there, from being loud, 'has a false, corrupt heart, and is a traitor.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
3  To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 1
4  No honor, no heart, no religion; a corrupt woman.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
5  She really was both innocent and corrupt, but a sweet and passive woman.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 18
6  Most fortunate, therefore, was it for Rome that her kings grew corrupt soon, so as to be driven out before the taint of their corruption had reached the vitals of the city.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII.
7  I think it neither out of place, nor inconsistent with what has been said above, to consider whether a free government existing in a corrupt city can be maintained, or, not existing, can be introduced.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII.
8  To these false opinions, founded on the pernicious example first set by the present corrupt age, we owe it, that no man thinks of departing from the methods which are in use.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX.
9  The first, that glory is to be sought by different methods in a corrupt city, and in one which still preserves its freedom.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII.
10  Should the ruling power be a republic, there is nothing so likely to corrupt its citizens and sow dissension among them, as having to control a divided city.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVII.
11  Every sin would then come forth from its lurking place, the most rebellious against the divine will and the most degrading to our poor corrupt nature, the tiniest imperfection and the most heinous atrocity.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  They say that you corrupt every one with whom you become intimate, and that it is quite sufficient for you to enter a house for shame of some kind to follow after.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
13  One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
14  The cities make ferocious men because they make corrupt men.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
15  Contact with an evil man sometimes suffices to corrupt a good action and to cause evil things to spring from it.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  This police unit was established to fight corruption.
17  The investigation uncovered widespread corruption within the police force.
18  Mr Bird remained unmoved by the corruption allegations.
19  Investors were concerned that allegations of corruption against the ruling party would hurt consumer confidence and economic growth.
20  The police department was a hotbed of corruption.
21  The congressman's corruption dishonoured himself and his family.
22  The government has toughened the fight against corruption.
23  Their ostensible goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government.
24  The investigation revealed a panorama of corruption and illegal dealings.
25  He was later indicted on corruption charges.
26  The new law will put official corruption on the same legal footing as treason.
27  Newspaper editorials spoke of the need to sweep away corruption.
28  She accused the official of corruption.
29  Police corruption is not just a few rotten apples.
30  The government has to remove any last vestiges of corruption.