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Word Example of - abject

    Example Sentences for abject

    The abject common-sense of his ex-fiance could be borne with perhaps more philosophy.

    Mayhap some day I'll understand the riddle which their abject persons did represent.

    Despite his subsequent surrender to Krishna, and abject worship of him, Indra is still incensed and bluntly refuses.

    The Cæsar will never forgive me that I witnessed his abject humiliation.

    Just you watch him, abject as a yaller dawg, squirming and writhing and crawling to meet the only gentleman in that country.

    They have few quarrels, no thieving, no drunkenness, no abject poverty.

    Once or twice I felt qualms of pity for the old man, he was such an abject figure in the hands-of that terrible antagonist.

    His jaws shook, his joints twitched, he was abject in alarm.

    Abject fear was swallowed up by a thrill at the weirdness which breathed from the glade.

    He inclined his head, much affected by her attitude of abject shame.

Word Origin & History of - abject

    Word Origin & History

    abject early 15c., "cast off, rejected," from L. abjectus, pp. of abicere "throw away, cast off," from ab- "away, off" + jacere "to throw" (pp. jactus; see jet (v.)). Fig. sense of "downcast, brought low" first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly.

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