- v. present participle of corrupt.
- adj. that infects or taints
- adj. harmful to the mind or morals
- adj. seducing into corrupt practices
“Because of what he calls the corrupting influence of large corporations on America's elections, Segal has sworn off any corporate contributions in his primary campaign against two well-established Democratic opponents: Cicilline and former state Democratic Party Chairman”
“Most Christian traditions believe that Satan intents to deceive the human race, and had a hand in corrupting the creation toward some kind of "grand delusion" that will surface at the end of the age.”
“That said, we have found no evidence of any 'Mafia' involvement in corrupting the integrity of tennis," the review said.”
“I found this post kind of troubling - Mr Raymond clearly feels guilty about his part in corrupting the system - his expose is an attempt to cleanse his conscience and sleep peacefully - but most of his post is an underhanded justification of why campaigns are corrupt!”
“Aren't you ashamed in corrupting these young minds worldwide???”
“I was glad to do my part in corrupting the youth that day.”
“In Kennedy's case I believe it would assist in corrupting Kennedy's political personae as a straight-talking, common-sense pol -- it would play into a different narrative, one that says Kennedy is a party switcher and an office shopper who is willing to adjust his views to pander to extreme elements in his own party.”
“Have you noticed that these guardians seem to think that we (the writers) are interested only in corrupting young, tender minds?”
“Our common sense accordingly takes measures to provide against destruction of the sense of decency by perverts who subsist on the propagation of vice, or who, as mere amateurs of depravity, find their delight in corrupting the minds of the young.”
“If ever there was a successful man, it is indeed Goebbels, because his lying was so thorough that he has succeeded in corrupting a whole people and destroying in a great many of them-in fact in the majority of them-the inherent love of religion which made Germany the stronghold of the Catholic church and the spearhead of the Protestant church.”
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