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Word: debauch

Definition: corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)


Sentences Containing 'debauch'

Silver spoons, spurs, and other small pieces of plate, are every day missing, and very often found upon these sort of gentlemen; yet are they permitted, to the shame of all our good laws, and the scandal of our most excellent government, to lurk about our streets, to debauch our servants and apprentices, and support an infinite number of scandalous, shameless trulls, yet more wicked than themselves, for not a Jack among them but must have his Gill.

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