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.
2 But, the measure of his degradation was not yet full.
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.
4 Sir Walter could not have borne the degradation of being known to design letting his house.
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.
6 It was the final degradation for her to think of Ashley reduced to the state of these other soldiers.
7 But Georgia, by its stubborn resistance, had so far escaped this final degradation.
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.
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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.
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.
11 Place her in safety and comfort: shelter her degradation with secrecy, and leave her.
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.
13 Javert, you deserve promotion instead of degradation.
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14 The laughter of all is the accomplice of universal degradation.
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15 Poverty was repugnant to her; degradation took away two-thirds of her greatness.
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