NOUN
  1. the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
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How To Use decadency In A Sentence

  • The decadency of Beiqu(Northero Opera) and rise of Nanqu tunes(Southern Operas) after the middle Ming Dynasty resulted in a great change of theatric and aesthetic fashions.
  • The world with such prosaic eyes, Romance is in decadency! Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893
  • Capitalism and democracy seem to be suffering from a strong crisis of identity, of declining importance and decadency. Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort: The Elegant Revolution
  • These are not just paintings of big food, they are portraits of gargantuan decadency. Evelyne Politanoff: Pantagruelian and Decadent -- Mary Ellen Johnson's Paintings of Big Food
  • Short the joylessly rutilus out that the translucency of the sedge attrition in the joliet beforehand is palatopharyngoplasty hatefully and progressively whipsnake as mundanely as thermocautery vestmental eastward to decadency and masculinity in that caledonia. Rational Review
  • It seemed to Odo as he gazed on the long line of faces as though their owners had entered one by one into a narrowing defile, where the sun rose later and set earlier on each successive traveller; and in every countenance, from that of the first Duke to that of his own peruked and cuirassed grandfather, he discerned the same symptom of decadency: that duality of will which, in a delicately-tempered race, is the fatal fruit of an undisturbed pre-eminence. The Valley of Decision
  • Faced with rising neopaganism, the decadency of customs in Rome and Florence, it was enough to ask that people follow the Gospel to be branded as severe censors. Archive 2006-08-20
  • Faced with rising neopaganism, the decadency of customs in Rome and Florence, it was enough to ask that people follow the Gospel to be branded as severe censors. Archive 2006-08-20
  • He further indicated that "the ANC will make sure that we earned the Sodom and Gomorra that has led to moral decadency in our society". ANC Daily News Briefing
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