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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEAPEN

He loved with single heart and refused to cheapen himself or his love.

To quote or to individualize would be to cheapen this vast offering.

He was never known to bargain for a book or to endeavour to cheapen it.

At "cheapen the cost" his big ears twitched as if they had been tickled.

It wont do to cheapen your work by putting a small price on it.

It is the market of young lecturers, whom you may cheapen here at all rates and sizes.

Her Uncle Tom and Winifred seemed to jeer at her, to cheapen her.

They cheapen, he complained, by their imports sassafras from its proper price of 20s.

Over-decoration tends to cheapen this valuable form of decoration.

It is their purpose to increase importation in order to cheapen prices.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "ask the price of," from cheap (adj.) + -en (1). Meaning "lower the price of" is from 1833, but figuratively, "to lower in estimation" is from 1650s. Related: Cheapened; cheapening.

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