Usage examples for degrades

  1. It degrades the quiet intensity of " A Grammarian's Funeral" to make the grammarian's pupil, who is aiding in bearing his body up the mountain side, declaim against the world. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. " The humiliating and degrading emotions of play" threaten, he says, to undermine his intellectual and moral faculties; his " miserable weakness" degrades him in his own eyes; conscience, reason, self- respect, interest, call upon him to fight against it and destroy it. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  3. Take the thousands of women persuaded or forced into unions with men whose low estimate of woman's intellect coarsens and degrades her to a level from which it is almost impossible to rise! – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli