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Quotes of degraded

  1. Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment. – Peter Coyote
  2. The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded – Gustave Flaubert
  3. I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That's what our purpose is in this business. You're merchandised, you're a product. You're sold and it's based on sex. But that's okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded – Megan Fox
  4. The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin. – Frank Harris
  5. Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings. – Henry Mayhew
  6. War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. – John Stuart Mill
  7. So many people have won Emmys, so many people have won multiple Emmys that I think it's a degraded award. – Tony Randall
  8. Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine. – Gilbert Ryle
  9. I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded – Simone Weil
  10. The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation. – Simone Weil
  11. Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain. – Mary Wollstonecraft
  12. Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. – Mary Wollstonecraft

Usage examples for degraded

  1. 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
  2. But she was degraded and humiliated by mere physical anguish to the condition of a brute. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  3. Don't make me feel more degraded than I am. – Esther by Henry Adams
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Above all, the tribe of Ephraim must have felt itself degraded – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  9. 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
  10. My father declares that I have degraded his noble blood by marrying a medical man. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  11. He was condemned to be shot and degraded – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I feel an utterly degraded wretch. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  16. Instead of being degraded Borriel was promoted. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  17. What a degraded creature was her child to cling to so base a love! – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. He was degraded by your knowing, so you had to be degraded – The Romantic by May Sinclair