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  • The Creature being thus provoked, fell into violent Words and Actions; told him, That he shew'd his Falshood and Baseness too late, he having put his Person and Fortune out of his own Power, and into hers; wherefore she would take care of herself, by securing both to her own Advantage.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Reflections on Bosvil's Baseness, gave me a secret Disgust against Matrimony.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Baseness of birth is a great disparagement to some men, especially if they be wealthy, bear office, and come to promotion in a commonwealth; then (as [3628] he observes) if their birth be not answerable to their calling, and to their fellows, they are much abashed and ashamed of themselves.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Baseness for baseness, she hated the other least: there were even moments when a marriage with Rosedale seemed the only honourable solution of her difficulties.

    The House of Mirth

  • Baseness for baseness, she hated the other least: there were even moments when a marriage with Rosedale seemed the only honourable solution of her difficulties.

    The House of Mirth

  • Baseness for baseness, she hated the other least: there were even moments when a marriage with Rosedale seemed the only honourable solution of her difficulties.

    The House of Mirth

  • Would it not shew the deepest Baseness and most infamous

    John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756

  • Person, not even to speak to him, unless to upbraid him with his Baseness.

    John Adams diary 12, 30 December 1765 - 20 January 1766

  • Matter, then, thus brought to order must lose its own nature in the supreme degree unless its baseness is an accidental: if it is base in the sense of being Baseness the Absolute, it could never participate in order, and, if evil in the sense of being Evil the Absolute, it could never participate in good.

    The Six Enneads.

  • [418-2] _Baseness_ here means _lowliness_, rather than anything base or evil.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

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