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adv.1.In a manner to debase.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The episode's structure forces him to adopt a debasingly anthropological perspective.
Far from feeling a sense of solidarity with the Irish workers of Lowell, for example, he described their violent behaviour in debasingly stereotypical terms meant to amuse his family.
Being pregnant, becoming a mother, is identified in this bivocal paragraph as woman's lot: for the narrator's empathetic voice, a predicament epitomized by the difficulties of pregnancy; for the husband, a homogenizing experience, which debasingly associates his wife to all the women in the world, making her, like them, unattractive and worthy of the contempt of the superior, artistic being (though the narrator's sympathy for him tempers Marcello's representation as a self-centered and somewhat misogynistic snob).