DEGRADATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEGRADATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  humiliation; debasement; decline to a lower condition, quality, or level
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  I have no mind to encounter a sentence of degradation, or even to lose my Preceptory, for the sake of a painted piece of Jewish flesh and blood.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  But, the measure of his degradation was not yet full.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  Mr. Bumble has been heard to say, that in this reverse and degradation, he has not even spirits to be thankful for being separated from his wife.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
4  Sir Walter could not have borne the degradation of being known to design letting his house.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
5  However great their intellectual degradation, the Eloi had kept too much of the human form not to claim my sympathy, and to make me perforce a sharer in their degradation and their Fear.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VII
6  It was the final degradation for her to think of Ashley reduced to the state of these other soldiers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
7  But Georgia, by its stubborn resistance, had so far escaped this final degradation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
8  The countenance of Hawkeye was haggard and careworn, and his air dejected, as though he felt the deepest degradation at having fallen into the power of his enemies.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15
9  As he passed along, the trees and bushes, the huts of his servitude, the whole scene of his degradation, seemed to whirl by him as the landscape by the rushing ear.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
10  Glad was I to get him out of the silk warehouse, and then out of a jewellers shop: the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  Place her in safety and comfort: shelter her degradation with secrecy, and leave her.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
12  Heathcliff bore his degradation pretty well at first, because Cathy taught him what she learnt, and worked or played with him in the fields.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
13  Javert, you deserve promotion instead of degradation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
14  The laughter of all is the accomplice of universal degradation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
15  Poverty was repugnant to her; degradation took away two-thirds of her greatness.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  The increased number of livestock has caused pasture degradation, overgrazing and desertification in prone areas.
2  They think of the word only as connected with ragged clothes and scanty food: poverty for me was synonymous with degradation.
3  How long do you think a man can endure such travail and degradation without rebelling?.
4  Some secretaries object to fetching the boss a cup of coffee, because they resent the degradation of being made to do such lowly tasks.
5  The techniques refer to new or modified agricultural practices to reduce soil degradation and erosion.
6  I felt degraded by having to ask for money.
7  I blushed for your degraded conduct.
8  In Gulliver's Travels, Swift portrays an image of humanity as vile, degraded beasts; for this reason, various critics consider him a misanthrope.
9  Prisoners of war were subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.
10  No one should have to suffer such degrading treatment.
11  She felt he was degrading her by making her report to the director.
12  No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us.
13  Don't degrade yourself by answering him.
14  When I asked him if he had ever been to a prostitute he said he wouldn't degrade himself like that.
15  To reduce in worth or value: degrade a currency.