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 Meanings and Examples of DECADENCE
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decadence
 n.  process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline; falling off or away; decay
Example Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
1  The moral decadence of the people was reflected in the lewd literature of the period.
2  The decadence of morals is bad for a nation.
3  At USA the network of railroads hasn't increased in past decades.
4  Supplying daycare services for the elderly is a business that is certain to continue to grow in the coming decades.
5  This was a harsh blow for the families of missing people who'd waited for decades for news of them.
6  In the three decades after 1945, Britain shed virtually all of the colonies that had taken centuries to acquire.
7  There have been quotas on textile trade for decades.
8  He made this factory tick two decades with strong knowledge of the economics and technology.
9  A literature professor by training and a self-taught art connoisseur, Charles Ryskamp served three decades as director first of the Pierpont Morgan Library.
10  American foreign policy has for decades been trapped in infantile behavior that mature men are supposed to outgrow once they get past adolescence.
11  The Museum of Graphic Arts is holding a retrospective showing of the paintings of Michael Whelan over the past two decades.
12  This collection of stereotypes reads like it fell through a time warp from a couple of decades ago.
13  I remain haunted by a book called the Gammage Cup which I read decades ago.
14  It took Libyan authorities almost three decades to mend relations with the west.
15  The only thing we need to subsidize is a massive Manhattan style project to come up with better ways that won't take decades to implement.
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  In this decadence, too, the art of fire-making had been forgotten on the earth.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
2  As she finished her prayers and Suellen, then Carreen, began their decades, her mind was still speeding onward with her entrancing new thought.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  Three decades ago, Dr. Westlake, Julius Flickerbaugh the lawyer, Merriman Peedy the Congregational pastor and himself had been the arbiters.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  In rough approximation we may point out four varying decades of work in Southern education since the Civil War.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
5  First, it became almost entirely Baptist and Methodist in faith; secondly, as a social institution it antedated by many decades the monogamic Negro home.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
6  But the bird, like many other philosophers, seemed as he looked at the reddleman to think that a present moment of comfortable reality was worth a decade of memories.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
7  It would be a poor expert who could not give the date of a document within a decade or so.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
8  In normal cases one can place a man in his true decade with tolerable confidence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
9  Before me stretched the portentous menacing road of a new decade.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  Thirty--the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
11  Ellen finished and Gerald, who could never find his beads at prayer time, began furtively counting his decade on his fingers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  Hastily she began her decade, telling off the beads automatically but with a depth of emotion in her voice that caused Mammy to open her eyes and shoot a searching glance at her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  In a single decade the cotton output increased four-fold and the value of lands was tripled.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
14  I must confess that my satisfaction with my first theories of an automatic civilization and a decadent humanity did not long endure.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
15  At last I saw again the dim shadows of houses, the evidences of decadent humanity.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII