1 This is simply saying that the negro mind has been more crushed and debased than the white.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XXXII
2 Instead of working wickedness by night and growing more debased in the assimilating of it by day, she shall take her place with the other Angels.
3 Madeleine had set were tangled and broken, the methods were adulterated, the products were debased, confidence was killed; the market diminished, for lack of orders; salaries were reduced, the workshops stood still, bankruptcy arrived.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
4 Caricature has sought again to spoil the quaint beauty of the music, and has filled the air with many debased melodies which vulgar ears scarce know from the real.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In XIV
5 So long as we have wage slavery," answered Schliemann, "it matters not in the least how debasing and repulsive a task may be, it is easy to find people to perform it.
6 He was just proud enough to demand the most debasing homage of the slave, and quite servile enough to crouch, himself, at the feet of the master.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick DouglassGet Context In CHAPTER IV
7 But, as time, and debasing influences, and despair, hardened womanhood within her, and waked the fires of fiercer passions, she had become in a measure his mistress, and he alternately tyrannized over and dreaded her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XXXIX
8 For a moment my soul was elevated from its debasing and miserable fears to contemplate the divine ideas of liberty and self sacrifice of which these sights were the monuments and the remembrancers.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 19
9 The victim, from my cradle, of pecuniary liabilities to which I have been unable to respond, I have ever been the sport and toy of debasing circumstances.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
10 A debasing war, in short, in which the Bank of France could be read in the folds of the flag.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...