Woman, in her wasted life, in her hurried death, here stands appealing to the society that degrades her, with a combination of eloquence and poetry, of forms of art at once instantaneous and permanent, and with great metrical energy and variety.
From 469); he degrades Ephialtes into a tool of Pericles.
He degrades his vizier to the office of barber, taking all his goods in the process; and makes the barber his vizier.
The Eastern theologian thinks that the Western double procession degrades the Deity and destroys the perfection of the Trinity.
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