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TO DEGRADE, DEGRADING. To, sink or lower a person in the estimation of the public.
     2. As a man's character is of great importance to him, and it is his interest to retain the good opinion of all mankind, when he is a witness, he cannot be compelled to disclose any matter which would tend to disgrace or degrade him, 13 How. St. Tr. 17, 334, 16 How. St. Tr. 161. A question having that tendency, however, may be asked, and, in such case, when the witness chooses to answer it, the answer is conclusive. 1 Phil. Ev. 269; R. & M. 383.

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Specifically, the interests individuals have in being treated neither inhumanely nor degradingly are taken to be crucial ones that cannot be outweighed by considerations of mere utility.
Evidently in the case of Omar and many other detainess they have been cruelly, inhumanely and degradingly treated but they have also been tortured to the point, in some cases.
Do not offer Sadaqah in a degradingly manner, but with grace and honour.
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In a degradingly prurient exercise the quivering couple were forced to stand naked behind a silhouette screen while Trinny and Susannah peered at them like a pair of nasty voyeurs.
If there was a "political need for a real aboriginal, or first, inhabitant of the land" (Swart 2003: 96), the baboon's aboriginality not only undercuts Bushman claims to the land, but also degradingly reconceptualises the Bushman's near-genocide as a merely environmental problem.