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 a.  self-indulgent; moral decay
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  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
Context  Highlight   In V
2  At last I saw again the dim shadows of houses, the evidences of decadent humanity.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XII
3  In the unholy crimson glow that bathed them, his dark profile stood out as clearly as the head on an ancient coin, beautiful, cruel and decadent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
5  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
6  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
Context  Highlight   In VI
7  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
Context  Highlight   In X
8  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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
9  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 Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
10  In normal cases one can place a man in his true decade with tolerable confidence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
11  Before me stretched the portentous menacing road of a new decade.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
12  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
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
13  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
14  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
15  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
Context  Highlight   In VII
Example Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
16  Hollywood members, who for decades brought in mega-star wattage as well as mega-bucks, are aging, and yet there's no new lifeblood coming up through the rank.
17  China's earliest pawn shops were run by Buddhist monasteries; in recent decades monks are keen to attract visitors, paving roads to their temples and opening shops hawking spiritual tat.
18  Experts expect a similar performance for the economy this year despite the government and the Bank of Japan's herculean efforts to end two decades of malaise.
19  Tokyo was plunged into two "lost" decades of stagnation after it prevented zombie companies from declaring bankruptcy – even blocking petitions from bondholders in the courts - when a property collapse exposed debts many times the value of their businesses.
20  Behind Iran's overtures to Washington lie pent-up pressures for change - from sanctions and internal dissent to regional turmoil - that are shaping a rare chance to end decades of hostility.
21  But a day after Spain suffered its deadliest rail disaster in decades — which killed 80 people and maimed scores of others — one question surpassed all others: Why was the train moving so fast?
22  Water for agricultural irrigation is under severe pressure, leading to unsustainable draws from regional aquifers and dropping the water table by an alarming 300 metres in the past two decades.
23  The first wave arrived as near-destitute refugees, but over the decades the exiles have risen to become a potent force in American political life.
24  Procter & Gamble announced on Friday that it would cut as many as 100 brands from its arsenal to focus on others, like Tide, that made the company a powerhouse over the decades.
25  According to all authoritative histories of the Sinn Fein-IRA movement, Adams served as an IRA commander for decades, but he has always denied holding any position in the outlawed group.
26  Two decades after the genocide, Rwandans are enjoying longer and wealthier lives, yet extreme poverty persists and activists complain of political suppression.
27  It has been the subject of an intermittent war of words throughout the two decades since her resignation – and it is a war that has intensified in the days since her death.
28  He came on board in the late Sixties and spent two decades with the agency.
29  The church was recently restored after decades of disuse.
30  These countries are trying to shake off the stultifying effects of several decades of state control.