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It was a debasing, lowering occurrence, and he felt sure that it could hardly have taken place in his servants' hall.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Did you not see his crooked claws when he set the bowl before you, that you might wallow in the debasing drink?
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Materialism, it is objected, makes of man a mere machine, which is considered very debasing to the human race.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
The situation of Miriam during her exclusion from the camp suggest an observation on the debasing nature of sin.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
It is a disgrace to be always wishing to shine; it is debasing to mount to the heights and then sink into the mire with the mob!
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
It is a satisfaction to me that you felt the need for "Debasing the Moral Currency" to be written.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. III (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
By virtue of this tradition labour is felt to be debasing, and this tradition has never died out.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
It had been an ugly, debasing episode, and had dragged on and on, as such episodes have a way of doing.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
So enormous were the profits made in this debasing trade that very few of the officers could refrain from joining it.
HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALANDALEXANDER SUTHERLAND
He was accused of debasing the coinage, and of poisoning Agnes of Sorel.
WINGED WHEELS IN FRANCEMICHAEL MYERS SHOEMAKER
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WORDS RELATED TO DEBASING

  • abominable
  • atrocious
  • barbaric
  • beastly
  • brazen
  • contemptible
  • contumelious
  • corrupt
  • criminal
  • debasing
  • degenerate
  • disgraceful
  • disgracing
  • egregious
  • flagitious
  • flagrant
  • gross
  • heinous
  • horrendous
  • horrible
  • ignoble
  • infamous
  • inhuman
  • iniquitous
  • malevolent
  • monstrous
  • nefarious
  • notorious
  • odious
  • opprobrious
  • scandalous
  • scurrilous
  • shameless
  • shaming
  • shocking
  • sinful
  • unbearable
  • ungodly
  • unspeakable
  • villainous
  • violent
  • wanton
  • wicked
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