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Word: decadence

Definition: decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent


Sentences Containing 'decadence'

And when these primitive conditions are lost touch with, a decadence sets in.
Darnton states that there was an emphasis on scandal where private decadence became a public issue, and by slandering eminent individuals, they criticized the whole regime.
Friday: Pure 80's - The greatest hits from the decade of decadence.
From 1997 to 2000 he conductedthe TV show "A solas con Marco Aurelio Denegri" on cable channel Cable Mágico Cultural, during a period of decadence and vulgarity Peruvian open television.
Gómez has been writing on the same theme, more thoroughly about the decadence of the country's "Hispanic soul," but his style is often combative and tends to lay blame for the near demise of the Spanish language in his country on what he calls White Anglo-Saxon Protestant "domination" of the country's educational and economic life.
His followers adopted the big, muscular type of their master, but lost the primitive strength he expressed; and when this primitive force was lost sight of, what a decadence set in!
In a world where women particularly are almost required to be overworked, overtired and overwrought, she is a refreshing, not to say alarming, beacon of decadence…with a teenager’s bafflement about the modern obsession with trying and failing to have it all….'
In Italy, he became involved in erudite, yet in retrospect petty, arguments about whether Spanish literature was decadent or a cause of decadence in Italy.
In this decadence, too, the art of fire-making had been forgotten on the earth.
Martiny introduced the measure after having seen what he determined to have been a "very graphic, very offensive" video of public sexual acts taken in 2002 by the Reverend Grant Storms, who was himself later arrested for masturbating while watching children in a public park, at the homosexual festival, Southern Decadence in New Orleans.
Poolside are Los Angeles based duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise—their sound is described as "Daytime Disco." Poolside's debut single "Do You Believe" was positively received by peers, Todd Terje, Dimitri From Paris, and The Magician, and Dazed Confused praised the song for its "pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths," while "NME" lauded its "supremely casual decadence."
Tcherkelov’s analysis of Bulgarian society culminated in "Reality Show" (1998), a video that, with numerous art historical references, satirizes the affluence and decadence of the international film and music industry transferred to Sofia.
The album is an updated version of the original compilation "Decade of Decadence" released in 1991, which is currently out of print.
The centrepiece of the album is 'Decadence', his withering portrait of Nico: "Watch her out there on display / Dancing in her sleepy way / While all her visions start to play / On the icicles of our decay / And all along the desert shore / She wanders further evermore / The only thing that's left to try / She says to live i have to die."
The first book treats of the greatness and decadence of the Romans; the second of modern governments, especially Venice, being really an apology for the latter's policy.

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