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Word: abase

Definition: lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect


Sentences Containing 'abase'

How inscrutable are the ways of providence for what great and mysterious purpose has it pleased heaven to abase the man once so elevated, and raise up him who was so abased?''
We was to be umble to this person, and umble to that; and to pull off our caps here, and to make bows there; and always to know our place, and abase ourselves before our betters.

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