Example sentences for: decadent

How can you use “decadent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • So which society is more cynical and decadent and which more idealistic and pure?

  • (The conventional wisdom on the 18 th -century painter: He was said to be "a decadent ally of aristocratic taste"--Solomon; "an advocate of pomposity, cynicism, and costume drama"--Francis Haskell, New York Review of Books .) Hughes sees new levels of wit in Tiepolo's paintings: "[T]he distanced, self-aware theatrics of his style--his parade of visual language as a source of delight--make him look modern."

  • The nearly unrelieved squalor of this career goes side by side with a self-consciously decadent and degenerate lifestyle.

  • In many ways labor can be characterized as decadent in its victory over the truly horrible conditions of the early 20 th century, and many of us wish to believe that the American worker has been given too much and should be slapped back into line with the realities of the global marketplace.

  • A succession of weak and decadent emperors saw the Roman Empire fall gradually into decline and anarchy.

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