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Word Example of - corruption

    Example Sentences for corruption

    There shall then be no corruption, which is the only evil thing about the body.

    Even in the twelfth century there were complaints of corruption by bad literature.

    Moreover, corruption by bribes is not always the most effective kind.

    And your best self, in some of you, is rotting to corruption by sin.

    It would have been the largest fund of corruption ever known in the world.

    The Government was shot through with intrigue and corruption.

    Haupt left the work in 1861, victim of intense political pressures and totally unjust accusations of corruption and mismanagement.

    Mary of Modena herself was not free from suspicion of corruption.

    Izhava is said to mean those belonging to Izham, a corruption of Simhalam, one of the old names of Ceylon.

    A corruption, apparently, of the British word “crowll,” meaning “caves.”

Word Origin & History of - corruption

    Word Origin & History

    corruption mid-14c., of material things, especially dead bodies, also of the soul, morals, etc., from Fr. corruption, from L. corruptionem, noun of action from corrumpere (see corrupt). Of public offices from early 15c.; of language from late 15c.