DECAY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of decay
Definition:
v. decompose; break sown; disintegration; rottenness; decline; worsen; decadence
Example:
Hazards like human waste, meanwhile, will simply decay in the soil.
Sentence in Classic:
Better far that your bones should bleach in this wilderness than that you should prove to be that little speck of decay which in time corrupts the whole fruit.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The physical organization, its decay, the indestructibility of matter, the law of the conservation of energy, evolution, were the words which usurped the place of his old belief.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
From the alighting board, instead of the former spirituous fragrant smell of honey and venom, and the warm whiffs of crowded life, comes an odor of emptiness and decay mingling with the smell of honey.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the heavy air of the room, and the heavy darkness that brooded in its remoter corners, I even had an alarming fancy that Estella and I might presently begin to decay.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
As I am here beside you, barefoot, unclothed, undistinguishable in darkness, so must I lie through all the night of my decay, until I am dust.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Princes and commonwealths that would save themselves from growing corrupted, should before all things keep uncorrupted the rites and ceremonies of religion, and always hold them in reverence; since we can have no surer sign of the decay of a province than to see Divine worship held therein in contempt.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Evil besides (which I must still believe to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an imprint of deformity and decay.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
It was hard to believe that amongst so prosaic surroundings of neglect and dust and decay there was any ground for such fear as already we knew.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
I became acquainted with the science of anatomy, but this was not sufficient; I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
All four of them seemed to be standing at the four corners of old age, which are decrepitude, decay, ruin, and sadness.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The rapid decay, the early death of a girl so young, so lovely as Marianne, must have struck a less interested person with concern.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context