DETERIORATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DETERIORATE
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 v.  become progressively worse; decline
Classic Sentence:
1  And from what I heard, Joseph contributed much to his deterioration, by a narrow-minded partiality which prompted him to flatter and pet him, as a boy, because he was the head of the old family.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  But with the carrying out of the crop-lien system, the deterioration of the land, and the slavery of debt, the position of the metayers has sunk to a dead level of practically unrewarded toil.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
3  But the cooking deteriorated, and became execrable; the wine, which had always been bad, became fearfully bad.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
4  On the other hand, if the rent was too high, or if the land deteriorated, the result was to discourage and check the efforts of the black peasantry.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
Example Sentence:
1  The humanitarian situation in southeastern parts of the country continues to deteriorate, with increasing livestock deaths, serious shortage of water.
2  His health began to deteriorate quite seriously.
3  Bianguai people suddenly started a gentle love, love when people understand the deterioration of the niggling over.
4  There has been a serious deterioration in her mental condition.
5  Mental and physical deterioration both occur naturally with age.
6  He was finally forced off the political stage last year by the deterioration of his physical condition.
7  The subsequent deterioration is partly due to the slowdown in economic growth that was already underway when Mr. Bush moved into the White House.
8  She was taken into hospital last week when her condition suddenly deteriorated.
9  The patient's condition has deteriorated over the last few hours.
10  Her condition deteriorated to such an extent that a blood transfusion was considered necessary.
11  The National Health Service has visibly deteriorated, despite increased spending.
12  The war has deteriorated the situation in the region.
13  Even if every other suspender rope deteriorated, the bridge wouldn't fall down.
14  An eight hour general strike was held on Thursday in protest over what they say is the deteriorating law and order situation across the country.
15  Support for the monarchy has declined during the investigation amid a broader institutional crisis in the country, while the King's deteriorating health has fuelled calls for his abdication.