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 Meanings and Examples of CORRUPTION
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corruption
 n.  illegal, bad, or dishonest behaviour, especially by people in positions of power; bribery or fraud
Classic Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
1  Imagine some foul and putrid corpse that has lain rotting and decomposing in the grave, a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
2  Ignatius Gallaher puffed thoughtfully at his cigar and then, in a calm historian's tone, he proceeded to sketch for his friend some pictures of the corruption which was rife abroad.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A LITTLE CLOUD
3  I felt an intolerable weight oppressing my breast, the smell of the damp earth, the unseen presence of victorious corruption, the darkness of an impenetrable night.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
4  Now it was to hide something that had a corruption of its own, worse than the corruption of death itself--something that would breed horrors and yet would never die.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
5  He grew more and more enamoured of his own beauty, more and more interested in the corruption of his own soul.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
6  You have chattered enough about corruption.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
7  "Culture and corruption," echoed Dorian.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
8  And we have heard of the corruption to be found in solitude.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART SEVEN
9  But I am done with this creed of corruption.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ELEVEN
10  Wherefore my remarks are to be taken as applying to those States only wherein corruption has as yet made no great progress, and in which there is more that is sound than unsound.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI.
11  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.
12  For as the censors became the arbiters of morals in Rome, it was very much owing to them that the progress of the Romans towards corruption was retarded.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLIX.
13  For living after this fashion, they have not learned the manners of the French, the Italians, or the Spaniards, which three nations together are the corruption of the world.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
14  But when both of these incitements to virtuous behavior began to recur less frequently, corruption spread, and after the time of Atilius Regulus, no like example was again witnessed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I.
15  Never before or after did the names Republican and Scallawag carry such odium, for now the corruption of the Carpet bag regime was at its height.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
Example Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
16  The new law will put official corruption on the same legal footing as treason.
17  Newspaper editorials spoke of the need to sweep away corruption.
18  She accused the official of corruption.
19  Police corruption is not just a few rotten apples.
20  The government has to remove any last vestiges of corruption.
21  Police are investigating allegations of corruption involving senior executives.
22  A series of corruption scandals led to the fall of the government.
23  He was convicted of corruption, and will be disqualified from office for seven years.
24  He is seen as having made a significant contribution towards the eradication of corruption.
25  The government voted to punish corruption in sport with up to four years in jail.
26  The former telecommunications magnate is now living overseas, mostly in Dubai and Montenegro, to avoid imprisonment on a corruption conviction.
27  If any levels of corruption are proven, it's possible that the elections could be declared null and void.
28  The reporter exposed details about rampant corruption in city government.
29  Medical workers on trial face criminal charges that range from professional recklessness to corruption, to illegal sale of donor blood.
30  Rumors of police corruption led the mayor to instigate an investigation into the department's activities.