She then adopted the submission of a slave, and regarded it as a meritorious deed to accept the degradation
in which her husband placed her.
Before an anchor can ever be raised, it must be let go; and this perfectly obvious truism brings me at once to the subject of the degradation
of the sea language in the daily press of this country.
Benevolence, devotedness, enthusiasm, were her antipathies; for dissimulation and self-interest she had a preference--they were real wisdom in her eyes; moral and physical degradation
, mental and bodily inferiority, she regarded with indulgence; they were foils capable of being turned to good account as set-offs for her own endowments.
They were one of the few families then resident in the colonies who thought it a degradation
to its members to descend to the pursuits of commerce; and who never emerged from the privacy of domestic life unless to preside in the councils of the colony or to bear arms in her defense.
Sir Walter could not have borne the degradation
of being known to design letting his house.
If the heads of the Durbeyfield household chose to sail into difficulty, disaster, starvation, disease, degradation
, death, thither were these half-dozen little captives under hatches compelled to sail with them--six helpless creatures, who had never been asked if they wished for life on any terms, much less if they wished for it on such hard conditions as were involved in being of the shiftless house of Durbeyfield.
Some violence I think is done, some degradation
borne, when I rejoice or grieve at a gift.
His horror at the degradation
he had suffered helped him.
His days were filled with morbid self-pity, which eventually engendered in his weak and vacillating mind a hatred for those who had sent him here--for the very men he had at first inwardly thanked for saving him from the ignominy of degradation
I profaned my remembrances of Mary in the company of women who had reached the lowest depths of degradation
He swore luridly, for he felt that it was degradation
for one who aimed to be some vague soldier, or a man of blood with a sort of sublime license, to be taken home by a father.
No," said the Depth of Degradation
, "they have already fallen to me.