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 Meanings and Examples of DEGRADE
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 v.  reduce level; lower grade of something
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  No one could have gone out of his way to degrade himself more shamelessly, and I fully realised it, fully, and yet I went on pacing up and down from the table to the stove.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: IV
2  I may degrade and defile myself, but I am not anyone's slave.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: VI
3  He had listened till he heard Catherine say it would degrade her to marry him, and then he stayed to hear no further.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
4  The capitalist and aristocrat of England cannot feel that as we do, because they do not mingle with the class they degrade as we do.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
5  The senses could refine, and the intellect could degrade.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 4
6  The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI.
7  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
8  But, the measure of his degradation was not yet full.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  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
13  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
14  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
15  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
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us.
2  Don't degrade yourself by answering him.
3  When I asked him if he had ever been to a prostitute he said he wouldn't degrade himself like that.
4  To reduce in worth or value: degrade a currency.
5  It commanded its followers to be reticent � to never degrade intimate emotions by parading them in public.
6  The increased number of livestock has caused pasture degradation, overgrazing and desertification in prone areas.
7  They think of the word only as connected with ragged clothes and scanty food: poverty for me was synonymous with degradation.
8  How long do you think a man can endure such travail and degradation without rebelling?.
9  Some secretaries object to fetching the boss a cup of coffee, because they resent the degradation of being made to do such lowly tasks.
10  The techniques refer to new or modified agricultural practices to reduce soil degradation and erosion.
11  I felt degraded by having to ask for money.
12  I blushed for your degraded conduct.
13  In Gulliver's Travels, Swift portrays an image of humanity as vile, degraded beasts; for this reason, various critics consider him a misanthrope.
14  Prisoners of war were subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.
15  No one should have to suffer such degrading treatment.