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Sample sentences for the GRE study word degradation

degradation can be used as a noun

1.But, the measure of his degradation was not yet full. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.But here was a visible symbol of the degradation of sin. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3.Place her in safety and comfort shelter her degradation with secrecy, and leave her.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4."A degradation to illegitimacy and ignorance, to be married to a respectable, intelligent gentleman-farmer. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.Heathcliff bore his degradation pretty well at first, because Cathy taught him what she learnt, and worked or played with him in the fields. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.Poverty was repugnant to her degradation took away two-thirds of her greatness. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.Sometimes he thought that I felt deeply the degradation of being obliged to answer a charge of murder, and he endeavoured to prove to me the futility of pride. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
8.However great their intellectual degradation, the Eloi had kept too much of the human form not to claim my sympathy, and to make me perforce a sharer in their degradation and their Fear. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
9.In my degradation I have not been so degraded but that the sight of you with your father, and of this home made such a home by you, has stirred old shadows that I thought had died out of me. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
10.I observe the slights and degradations cast by arrogant persons upo. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

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