Usage examples for degraded

  1. His Majesty hath hanged many of those who thought it their duty to put that man to death, and not contented with this he hath dragged others from their graves and had their bodies degraded." – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  2. They, with all their friends, were her enemies, and she was quite sure that they were, altogether, a wicked, degraded set of people. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. And the degraded society, like the robe which once covered the living body, but is afterwards cast off, is faded and corrupt. – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  4. He had, of course, information which certain degraded men might use in a contemptible way, but he, Mortimer, did not resemble such men in any particular. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  5. I can never bow down to the feet of any Lady Superior, neither will I ever consent to see a single human being degraded at my feet. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  6. He was condemned to be shot and degraded. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  7. He was degraded by your knowing, so you had to be degraded. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  8. Don't make me feel more degraded than I am. – Esther by Henry Adams
  9. For a Prince in Rags, but not in Debts and Dishonour, will throttle the Harpy which has hitherto ruled and degraded his soul. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  10. Above all, the tribe of Ephraim must have felt itself degraded. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  11. I feel an utterly degraded wretch. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  12. But she was degraded and humiliated by mere physical anguish to the condition of a brute. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  13. I'll go back to that camp, and leave it with whatever negro will have me, and when I'm so degraded I don't care for anything, I'll go out and ruin every white man I can. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  14. In these institutions his will is broken, his soul degraded, his spirit subdued by the deadly monotony and routine of prison life. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  15. When he spoke of himself only, it was always as an 'impoverished cavalier; ' when he alluded to himself as her father, he was always degraded to simply 'a poor farmer. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  16. Instead of being degraded, Borriel was promoted. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  17. A few noble instances are recorded where this persecuted and degraded people exhibited a devotion to the land that sheltered them honourable to their race and to the character of man; but in general they were false and faithless. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2 by John Lloyd Stephens
  18. What a degraded creature was her child to cling to so base a love! – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  19. Was it possible that this hard- drinking, hard- riding, hard- headed divine was scornful of himself, and of his own degraded position? – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  20. My father declares that I have degraded his noble blood by marrying a medical man. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins