1 Not to appear to disgrace his family, to degenerate from the popular qualities, or lose the influence of the Pemberley House, is a powerful motive.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane AustenGet Context In Chapter 16
2 In relating these and the following laws, I would only be understood to mean the original institutions, and not the most scandalous corruptions, into which these people are fallen by the degenerate nature of man.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
3 They caused that revolution, at first so remarkable for its unanimity, to degenerate into a quarrel.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
4 And all is well, provided that the light returns and that the eclipse does not degenerate into night.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
5 Half a dozen squatters from a degenerate colony in a brush-hidden hollow, planters of potatoes, suspected thieves, came in noisily drunk.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XXXII
6 A man--I forget his name--a man connected with some Institute, a man who goes about giving advice, gratis, to descendants like ourselves, degenerate descendants, said.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia WoolfGet Context In Unit 3
7 We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar WildeGet Context In CHAPTER 2
8 In our school the boys' faces seemed in a special way to degenerate and grow stupider.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor DostoevskyGet Context In PART 2: III
9 Answering whom Euryalus speaks thus: 'Let but the day never come to prove me degenerate from this daring valour; fortune may fall prosperous or adverse.'
10 For a Monarchy readily becomes a Tyranny, an Aristocracy an Oligarchy, while a Democracy tends to degenerate into Anarchy.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II.
11 And therefore a king governing in a settled kingdom, leaves to be a king, and degenerates into a tyrant, as soon as he leaves off to rule according to his laws.
Second Treatise of Government By John LockeGet Context In CHAPTER XVIII
12 When fate wronged me, I had not the wisdom to remain cool: I turned desperate; then I degenerated.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XIV
13 And truly is he so spoken of," said the Grand Master; "in our valour only we are not degenerated from our predecessors, the heroes of the Cross.
14 Everything has degenerated in this century, even the rascals.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—IN WHICH MAGNON AND HER TWO CHILDREN ARE SEEN
15 One thing he did with more sincerity confess to was that living so long in Moscow, a life of nothing but conversation, eating and drinking, he was degenerating.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In PART 7: Chapter 11