Sentence Examples


  • He substituted cunning and corruption for violence.
  • When, therefore, their goodness is gone, their corruption becomes worse than the corruption of either of the other forms of government.
  • The word Rus, in former times wrongly connected with the tribal name Rhoxolani, is more probably derived from Ruotsi, a Finnish name for the Swedes, which seems to be a corruption of the Swedish rothsmenn, " rowers " or " seafarers."
  • 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.