But, after all, we felt, winged things who would live like that must be rather degraded
But under the influence of their degraded
fortunes, both officers and men appeared better disposed to await the approach of their formidable antagonists, within their works, than to resist the progress of their march, by emulating the successful example of the French at Fort du Quesne, and striking a blow on their advance.
Here they could at least be once more in the country they loved, albeit of a milder and less heroic type, and a little degraded
by the overlapping tinsel and scattered spangles of the palace.
Undoubtedly," said the daguerreotypist, "I do feel an interest in this antiquated, poverty-stricken old maiden lady, and this degraded
and shattered gentleman,--this abortive lover of the beautiful.
This was a place kept by a Negro, who went out and drew off the old dregs of beer that lay in barrels set outside of the saloons; and after he had doctored it with chemicals to make it "fizz," he sold it for two cents a can, the purchase of a can including the privilege of sleeping the night through upon the floor, with a mass of degraded
outcasts, men and women.
Shelby both felt annoyed and degraded
by the familiar impudence of the trader, and yet both saw the absolute necessity of putting a constraint on their feelings.
The man must be punished somehow or other, so I degraded
him from his office and made him leader of the band -- the new one that was to be started.
They have been cruel, every one; they have worked me night and day in degraded
employments, and beaten me; they have fed me ill, and some days not at all.
Curiously enough, this rock was not degraded
or defiled in any way.
To think I should have lived to be leading such a life, and be degraded
down into such company.
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded
in the scale of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
John Dashwood now installed herself mistress of Norland; and her mother and sisters-in-law were degraded
to the condition of visitors.