Sentence Examples

  • If heroes could so debase themselves, can we wonder if men who were not heroes lent themselves to every sort of villainy ?
  • His need of money led him to debase the currency eighty-one times between 1350 and 1355.
  • Although his resources had been so completely drained that he had been forced to melt the silver in his palaces and to debase the coinage, his energy soon brought back the national prosperity.
  • His chief financial expedient was to debase, or rather ruin, the currency by issuing copper tokens redeemable in better times; but it was no fault of his that Charles XII., during his absence, flung upon the market too enormous an amount of this copper money for Gertz to deal with.