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Definition of Deteriorative
Lexicographical Neighbors of Deteriorative
Literary usage of Deteriorative
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. From Freedom to Despotism: A Rational Prediction and Forewarning by Charles Mahlon Hollingsworth (1910)
"How Artificial Conditions which abnormally enlarge Individual Life indirectly lower National Character—Extreme Commercialism both deteriorative and ..."
2. The Two Paths: Being Lectures on Art, and Its Application to Decoration and by John Ruskin (1900)
"LECTURE I. THE deteriorative POWER OF CONVENTIONAL ART OVER NATIONS. AN INAUGURAL LECTURE, Delivered at the Opening Meeting of the Architectural Museum, ..."
3. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1917)
"28), can express an emotion felt toward , the modified substantive only or for the quality designated by the deteriorative adjective as well; the latter eg ..."
4. The Maxims, Experiences, and Observations of Agogos by Charles William Day (1844)
"We are not advocating the adoption of a deteriorative practice, but merely showing that such quaint terms can, in certain Circumstances, be used without, ..."
5. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"tive at all got placed in a situation which implied contempt for the thing designated, particularly if some deteriorative adjective like ..."