My fellow-apprentices very soon began to feel it degrading
to them to work with me.
Misery and poverty are so absolutely degrading
, and exercise such a paralysing effect over the nature of men, that no class is ever really conscious of its own suffering.
To the descend ant of a line of soldiers, commerce, even in that indirect manner, seemed a degrading
pursuit; but an insuperable obstacle to the disclosure existed in the prejudices of his father
Rushworth, was all in her worst line of conduct, and grossly unkind and ill-judged; but she hoped he would not be actuated by any such degrading
The crimson hand expressed the ineludible gripe in which mortality clutches the highest and purest of earthly mould, degrading
them into kindred with the lowest, and even with the very brutes, like whom their visible frames return to dust.
He thought it a very degrading
alliance; and Lady Russell, though with more tempered and pardonable pride, received it as a most unfortunate one.
To her and her like, birth itself was an ordeal of degrading
personal compulsion, whose gratuitousness nothing in the result seemed to justify, and at best could only palliate.
It is not criticism, but flattery that she wants; and I gush over them with what I feel to myself to be degrading
Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading
by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding -- joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.
There is no office too degrading
for them to perform, for money.
And if it be not society, it is a mischievous, low, degrading
jangle, though made up of the best.
He was free from degrading
fears and free from prejudice.
and that woman putting her own vile interpretation on it, and degrading
me in Sir Jervis Redwood's estimation, on the day when I enter his house
It would be degrading
to my husband's memory to have the begging-box sent round for his relations, no matter how distant they may be.
A BROOMSTICK which had long served a witch as a steed complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading