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Sample sentences for the GRE study word debase

debase can be used as a verb

1.Fair cousin, you debase your princely kne. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.To AUMERLE We do debase ourselves, cousin, do we not. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell. - from The King James Bible
4.Those books, both prose and verse, are consecrated to me by other associations and I hate to have them debased and profaned in his mout. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.Instead of working wickedness by night and growing more debased in the assimilating of it by day, she shall take her place with the other Angels. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
6.But struggling with these better feelings was pride,--the vice of the lowest and most debased creatures no less than of the high and self-assured. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.He had all the cold, hard, cruel, terrible features of the green warriors, but accentuated and debased by the animal passions to which he had given himself over for many years. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
8.He had gone away rejected and mortified--disappointed in a very sanguine hope, after a series of what appeared to him strong encouragement and not only losing the right lady, but finding himself debased to the level of a very wrong one. - from Emma by Jane Austen
9.This nominal sum, therefore, is necessarily higher when the coin is much debased by clipping and wearing, than when near to its standard value. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.It is to no trivial gallant, no woman of coarse mind and easy virtue, no malignantly subservient and utterly debased procurer, that Chaucer introduces us. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
11.In the latter days of the Roman Empire the Church found the stage possessed by frightful plays, which debased the morals of a people already fallen too low. - from English Literature by William J. Long
12.You do not feel, how such a trade debases How ill it suits the Artist, proud and true The botching work each fine pretender traces Is, I perceive, a principle with you. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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