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degradation

de gruh day shuhn

  • n  changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
  • n  a low or downcast state

  • There, wide-eyed like a camera with its shutter stuck open, he witnesses atrocities and degradation, sexual and otherwise, that beggar the imagination: the title image refers to .
  • Environmental degradation robs the nation of up to 12% of its GDP, according to the World Bank, and each year 300,000 Chinese die prematurely of respiratory ailments.
  • It wasn't bound up with the seizure and degradation of public space.
News & Articles

  • Envisat And Sentinel-2 To Provide Gambia Help From Above
    ESA Press Release Satellites are being used to promote agriculture in one of the world’s poorest countries. Named after the river that traverses the country from east to west, The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland Africa. The majority of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood, but the country’s land is constantly subject to soil erosion, degradation and sea-water ...
    June 14, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Can 2013-14 LA Lakers Pull off Spurs-Style Return to Glory?
    As the San Antonio Spurs have put the Miami Heat on their heels in the NBA Finals, it's making a lot of people rethink how to build a basketball team, and perhaps the Los Angeles Lakers should take note. Two years ago, the general consensus was that the Spurs were too old and that they were looking at a slow degradation into a team in dire need of a rebuild. They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies in ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Amtrak chief: Reduced NEC investment having negative results
    The reduced level of federal investment in Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure has resulted in a cumulative degradation of its components, nearing the loss of asset functionality and decreased reliability of the system that threatens the successful continuity of passenger rail operations, Amtrak President/CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee late last week.
    June 12, 2013 - Metro Magazine
Quotes

  • Robert Gates in GovExec.com
    The Taiwan fiasco, which was only discovered in March, was merely a "symptom of a degradation of the authority, standards of excellence and technical competence" of the country's intercontinental ballistic missile inventory, Gates said during a...
  • Jesse Jackson in International Herald Tribune
    Jackson called the firing "a victory for public decency. No one should use the public airwaves to transmit racial or sexual degradation."

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