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I would have spared you the degradation, but we must hear them from your own lips before we part, and you know why.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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
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.
He found the count standing before some copies of Albano and Fattore that had been passed off to the banker as originals; but which, mere copies as they were, seemed to feel their degradation in being brought into juxtaposition with the gaudy colors that covered the ceiling.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
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
The long system of repression and degradation of the Negro tended to emphasize the elements of his character which made him a valuable chattel: courtesy became humility, moral strength degenerated into submission, and the exquisite native appreciation of the beautiful became an infinite capacity for dumb suffering.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
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
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
The whole machinery of slavery was so constructed as to cause labour, as a rule, to be looked upon as a badge of degradation, of inferiority.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
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