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The name is a Spanish corruption ofAshiwi, their own name for themselves.

And am I to be hurried along by this stream of corruption to infamy and oblivion!

This is a corruption of the old Norman-French word oyez, “hear ye.”

His children are shadows—their life a dance, a sickness, a corruption.

By what I have ingenuously told you, you may see who began this corruption.

It is the idleness, luxury and corruption of large cities which cause it to degenerate.

It is not our business here to probe the corruption of any particular Government.

The point which has to be considered, is the origin of this corruption in nature.

A better art than that of Egypt has taken fear and corruption out of it.

He repeats the complaint which has been made in all ages, that the love of money is the corruption of states.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., of material things, especially dead bodies, also of the soul, morals, etc., from Latin corruptionem (nominative corruptio), noun of action from past participle stem of corrumpere (see corrupt). Of public offices from early 15c.; of language from late 15c.

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