debase

All Verb Noun
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  • So long as he lives the standards of high art will never be debased! Cited from Great Possessions, by David Grayson
  • The issue of paper money in some cases grew out of the practice of debasing metal. Cited from Modern Economic Problems, Economics Vol. II, by Frank Albert Fetter
  • Our courts have become so debased, God only knows what they will do next. Cited from The One Woman, by Thomas Dixon
  • And I never, never can debase my nature to change that love. Cited from Thaddeus of Warsaw, by Jane Porter
  • When his research was first introduced it was considered very controversial as some considered it debasing.
  • He believed they may have been a forgotten memory, in debased form, of these.
  • Must they always be debased by being made to consider the sex of their companions? Cited from A Vindication of Rights of Woman,by Wollstonecraft
  • Moreover, why should the right stand up for the left's debased values?
  • He now for the first time perceived how her soul had been debased, and she finally understood it. Cited from The Awakening, by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • But if it does not ease our pain, why should we debase ourselves to no purpose? Cited from Cicero's Tusculan Disputations, by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • If men and women come not together on high planes, they will meet on debasing ones. Cited from Dawn, Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  • Can he ever be a man among men who has for a time been numbered with the debased of earth? Cited from The Twin Hells, by John N. Reynolds
  • Year after year its plays grow worse, its players more reckless and debased. Cited from Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • He must feel that if he should debase himself he would dishonor her, and that he cannot do. Cited from The Reconstructed School, by Francis B. Pearson
  • John had known what note to touch in this debased nature. Cited from John Ward, Preacher, by Margaret Deland
  • Such an employment is not debasing except among people of mean birth. Cited from Amphitryon, A play by Moliere, Tr. by Waller
  • And the slave-owner suffered most of all, for he came to regard work as debasing. Cited from Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers, by Elbert Hubbard
  • Anne watched him from the other end of the table, and her thoughts debased him. Cited from The Helpmate, by May Sinclair
  • War debases the moral force of a man, but nothing like what you'll experience here the next few years. Cited from The Border Legion, Zane Grey
  • I cannot understand how human beings can so debase themselves. Cited from The Sorrows of Young Werther, by J.W. Goethe
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Meaning of debase

  • verb Lower in value by increasing the base-metal content