Sentence Examples


  • He substituted cunning and corruption for violence.
  • To the saintliness of the cloister he added the wisdom of the man of the world; he was constant in misfortune, not elated by prosperity, never "carrying things to the sweating-point'," but preserving, in a time of universal corruption, unreality and self-indulgence, a nature sweet, pure, self-denying, unaffected.
  • Aphrodite and Apollo preserved it from corruption and mutilation.
  • When, therefore, their goodness is gone, their corruption becomes worse than the corruption of either of the other forms of government.
  • After a time they lent a ready ear to detailed allegations of corruption brought against him by his old enemy Nuncomar.