The plan to degrade al Qaeda enough so that U.S. forces can leave is already lagging behind schedule.
This is a very common interest in trying to degrade these networks.
By brutalizing a woman, the intent is to humiliate, degrade, and ultimately break her.
In doing so, we would also degrade his ability to carry out more conventional attacks.
Several cable channels make all their money off women inexplicably willing to degrade themselves on camera.
He might degrade Marcolina by mockery and lascivious phrases, full of innuendo.
Captivity may hold and make more fierce, but cannot degrade, the lion.
He also considered that letters should not be a profession in itself—to make a business of an art is to degrade it.
We degrade and finally vitiate our conscience if we do not respect its behests.
My colored friends who are here to-day, the emancipation of the slave removed from our country that which tended to degrade labor.