Definition of Debases

1. Verb. (third-person singular of debase) ¹



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Definition of Debases

1. debase [v] - See also: debase

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Debases

debarment
debarments
debarred
debarring
debars
debase
debased
debaser
debasers
debases (current term)
debasing
debasingly
debatable
debatably
debate
debateable
debated
debateful
debatement
debatements
debater
debaters
debates
debatest

Literary usage of Debases

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1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"To insist against drunkenness as a crime, because it debases reason, the noblest faculty of man, would be of no service to the common people: but to tell ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"... meannesses and irregularities, and debases his character by his vices. The great and good man may be abased and humbled, but never degraded or disgraced ..."

3. The Mystery Solved: Or, Ireland's Miseries; the Grand Cause and Cure by Edward Marcus Dill (1852)
"ROME debases THE WHOLE NATURE. THUS have we demonstrated the blighting influence of Rome on the three chief parts of man's nature. ..."

4. Olney Hymns: In Three Parts by John Newton (1843)
"... which debases the standard of the original. On the contrary, when he adonis a train of his private thoughts with scripture images and ideas, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the by Tryon Edwards (1908)
"... debases a man.—EH Chapín. I lay it down as a sacred maxim, thai every man is wretched in proportion to hie vices ; and affirm that the noblest ornament ..."

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