Usage examples for degradation

  1. Is that a degradation? – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  2. It strongly protested against such waste and degradation of the scenery as have been described in this chapter; it set forth the dangers of ultimate destruction, and made an eloquent appeal in favour of State action to preserve this natural treasure. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  3. Stella had already begun the process of self- degradation by writing secretly to Winterfield. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  4. " Save Smith from further degradation," she said, her breath coming sharply. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  5. We find the first step of the degradation, when men do not drink when their work is done, but drink in order to do their work. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  6. On every side wherever she moved she saw only misery and degradation, and yet she did not fall. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  7. Still, the character of his life had once more suffered a degradation, and he possessed no friends who could be of the least use to him. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  8. At Cork, several of the Home Rule members urged the people to resent the visit of the Royal party as a degradation to their city. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  9. The lowest in moral degradation is an European defending slavery here or in Europe. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  10. But, on closer inspection, the degradation of the one is seen to be so thorough, that the other may claim, by contrast, something like primitive simplicity. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  11. Too long has it been true, in the degradation of woman, that the " flower of Lebanon languisheth." – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  12. What was deepest degradation is to him supreme honour. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  13. Had she opened her heart to her sister, her brother, or Rosalind, her sufferings would probably have soon ceased; but from this she shrank as from degradation unbearable. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  14. Each moment a fresh point of degradation met his benumbed vision. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  15. Neither do we go abroad among savage nations, to inquire whether the impression of them be universal; for this may be obscured in communities, as it is in individuals, by a course of moral degradation. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  16. The last of them died in pitiful degradation, within five years of their first experiment. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  17. It was a sad sight to see these men advancing from the ranks one by one, and casting in the flames what they valued more than their lives, and I have never seen dejection more profound, or shame more keenly felt; for this seemed much like a general degradation to the brave soldiers of the battle of La Moskwa. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. Shakespeare does not do this; he allows the love of Antony to count with her, but it is imperious pride and hatred of degradation that compel his Cleopatra to embrace the Arch- fear. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  19. The whole attempt, it will be seen, with everything in its favour, had exhibited the normal course of degradation. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett