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di je nuh ruht

  • n  a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  • v  grow worse
    Conditions in the slums degenerated
  • s  unrestrained by convention or morality

  • The annoyance of airplane noise has now rapidly degenerated into a menace.
  • The conditions of the slums had degenerated so much that it was impossible for human beings to stay there anymore.
  • At the reception, first a verbal duel broke out and then the altercation degenerated into a drunken brawl.
News & Articles

  • Massive spying on Americans is outrageous
    Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that cannot bear discussion and publicity.-- Lord Acton
    June 11, 2013 - CNN
  • Sam Venable: Getting the bugs out of our system
    In a long-ago dispatch from BULLHOCKEY, an autumnal, alcohol-fueled fun fest attended by yours truly and several degenerate friends, I quoted my old Chattanooga newspaper colleague Billy Joe Cooley.
    June 9, 2013 - Knoxville News Sentinel

  • Barack Obama in
    I don't want the campaign at this stage to degenerate into so much tit-for-tat, back-and-forth, that we lose sight of why all of us are doing this,Obama told reporters, according to the New York Times.
  • Cellou Dalein Diallo in The Associated Press
    It can very easily degenerate into ethnic violenceif people believe there is fraud, Diallo told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday. "But we must avoid that at all costs."
  • Martin Luther King in Allentown Morning Call
    Dr. King said, "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical...

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