I was so astonished with the sight of these things, that I entertained no notions of any danger to myself from it for a long while: all my apprehensions were buried in the thoughts of such a pitch of inhuman, hellish brutality, and the horror of the degeneracy
of human nature, which, though I had heard of it often, yet I never had so near a view of before; in short, I turned away my face from the horrid spectacle; my stomach grew sick, and I was just at the point of fainting, when nature discharged the disorder from my stomach; and having vomited with uncommon violence, I was a little relieved, but could not bear to stay in the place a moment; so I got up the hill again with all the speed I could, and walked on towards my own habitation.
It is scarce possible to imagine that our natures should be capable of so much degeneracy, as to make that pleasant and agreeable that in itself is the most complete misery.
All my terrifying thoughts were past, the horrors of the place were become familiar, and I felt no more uneasiness at the noise and clamours of the prison, than they did who made that noise; in a word, I was become a mere Newgate-bird, as wicked and as outrageous as any of them; nay, I scarce retained the habit and custom of good breeding and manners, which all along till now ran through my conversation; so thorough a degeneracy had possessed me, that I was no more the same thing that I had been, than if I had never been otherwise than what I was now.
They cared so little for plain Fact, these people, and were in that advanced state of degeneracy
on the subject, that instead of being impressed by the speaker's strong common sense, they took it in extraordinary dudgeon.
In consideration of this eminent public service, the Barnacle then in power had recommended the Crown to bestow a pension of two or three hundred a-year on his widow; to which the next Barnacle in power had added certain shady and sedate apartments in the Palaces at Hampton Court, where the old lady still lived, deploring the degeneracy
of the times in company with several other old ladies of both sexes.
Poland's government soon proclaimed that "the building of Socialism proceeds more lightly and more rhythmically to the accompaniment of jazz," though Communist authorities elsewhere continued to classify jazz as the music of degeneracy
In a disastrous addition to the high unemployment, low-wage jobs, the near collapse and degeneracy
of capitalism due to inflationary salaries being awarded for stupid run-of-themill mediocre talents, the selling off of public/national assets including council housing whilst not building others, we are now, because of past 'nosey' foreign policy, in a terrifying war against extreme global terrorism.
Despite the relevance of homorepeats, their high-resolution characterization by traditional structural biology techniques is hampered by the degeneracy
of the amino acid environments and their intrinsic flexibility.
Punk-rockers took the mainstream by surprise in 1976 with their colourful spiky hair, pierced noses and followers of bands including the Sex Pistols, the Clash and The Damned, which confirmed people's fears of degeneracy
and anarchy amongst Britain's youth.
This Blackness is menacing not because of racialist views of degeneracy
, but rather because of the threat of the alternative epistemes and structures of power of the African presence, especially as embodied by the first constitution of the Haitian nation, upsetting the drive for "whiteness" reflected in the national discourses of Latin American countries.
We try and write about issues in a way that does not add to the ugliness of the culture around us, preferring to refer to sins against marriage rather than listing each sordid degeneracy
by its clinical name.
In At Your Own Risk: A Saint's Testament, Jarman moves in his characteristic fragmentary style through the decades of his life, documenting societal notions of degeneracy
and laying out in poetic rage his renunciation of heterosoc.