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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'

"To radicals like Percy Bysshe Shelley, Medusa was an 'abject hero,' a victim of tyranny whose weakness, disfiguration, and monstrous mutilation become, in themselves, a kind of revolutionary power."
A more controversial member of the Order was Robert Mugabe, whose honour was stripped by the Queen, on the advice of the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, on 25 June 2008 as "as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided."
A review of the exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art noted that Goldberg made reference to other artists and photographers; used photographs, videos, objects, and texts to convey meaning; and "let his viewers feel, in some corner of their psyches, the lure of abject lowliness, the siren call of pain."
After his father was arrested by the OGPU on November 6, 1937, Granovsky's mother and siblings lived in social isolation and abject poverty, shunned by their neighbors in their Moscow apartment building.
Choe Jeu formulated the Donghak ("Eastern Learning") ideology in the 1860s to help ease the lot of the farmers suffering from abject poverty and exploitation, as well as to restore political and social stability.
Cover thine eyes, cover thine eyes, abject animal, and let not thy fear escape thy lips, at least in my presence."
Danglars, who thought himself threatened -LRB- certain consciences are never calm -RRB-, Danglars even before his guests showed a countenance of abject terror.
During the remainder of the 1940s and 1950s, and into the early 1960s, the Jokers went unseen, living in isolation, shame, and abject poverty in the former Bowery.
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.
In a fury born of abject ignorance, Nicole's peers turned on her because of Sam's crimes.
Miserable little propitiators of a remorseless Idol, how abject we were to him!
Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, was stripped of his honorary GCB status by the Queen, on the advice of the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, on 25 June 2008 "as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided."
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.''
Then, what submission, what cringing and fawning, what servility, what abject humiliation!
They are strong and hardy, but of a cowardly spirit, and, by consequence, insolent, abject, and cruel.
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.
While working with Tibetan refugees in northern India, Khyentse Norbu was struck by the absence of media attention to the abject suffering of thousands of children.
Who would live deceived and prone to fall, unjust, intemperate, in abject whining at his lot?--None.

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