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Word: abject

Definition: (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology


Sentences Containing 'abject'

Then, what submission, what cringing and fawning, what servility, what abject humiliation!
The philosopher said:``From an army of three divisions one can take away its general, and put it in disorder; from the man the most abject and vulgar one can not take away his thought.''
I often ask pardon of God, I swear to you, because this action, the only one with which I have seriously to reproach myself in all my life, is no doubt the cause of my abject condition.
Danglars, who thought himself threatened -LRB- certain consciences are never calm -RRB-, Danglars even before his guests showed a countenance of abject terror.
Who would live deceived and prone to fall, unjust, intemperate, in abject whining at his lot?--None.
Whereas if he place his good in outward things, depending not on the will, he must perforce be subject to hindrance and restraint, the slave of those that have power over the things he desires and fears; he must perforce be impious, as deeming himself injured at the hands of God; he must be unjust, as ever prone to claim more than his due; he must perforce be of a mean and abject spirit.
Cover thine eyes, cover thine eyes, abject animal, and let not thy fear escape thy lips, at least in my presence."
Miserable little propitiators of a remorseless Idol, how abject we were to him!
They are strong and hardy, but of a cowardly spirit, and, by consequence, insolent, abject, and cruel.

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