Usage examples for debase

  1. They degrade and debase the classical dance of India for the purpose of enticing customers. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  2. It was a beautiful thing, even in sorrow, to see that couple, whom want could not debase, nor misfortune, which makes even generosity selfish, divorce! – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. He thus presented his view of the object of the measure proposed: It appears to have in its body, in its soul, and in its life only one great object and aim; that is, to debase and degrade the white race, and to place upon a higher footing than the white men are placed, under the Constitution, this African race. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  4. Yet she would not debase herself by asking a single one until the stain which he had cast upon her was washed away, which she thought could only be done in blood. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard