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Depraved meaning

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depraved - examples of usage

  1. In summer men consented to be roasted alive on the London pavement rather than part with the frock- coat in which their depraved conception of beauty delighted. - "George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians", T. Martin Wood.
  2. It was not possible to reverence a child so long as he was regarded as a totally depraved thing. - "Dickens As an Educator", James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes.
  3. Dickens used him as an illustration of the fact that society fails often to do the best for a boy and make the most out of him through sheer lack of faith in childhood, and that this lack of faith results from the belief that a boy is so depraved that he would rather do wrong than right, and that when he starts to do wrong there is no hope of his reform. - "Dickens As an Educator", James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes.
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