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Usage examples for abase

  1. I doubt if the best woman in Christendom would so reproach and abase herself, if convicted of even a worse sin than the secret use of those stimulants for which the charny is a Martial equivalent. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. Why then should they abase themselves before the claims of Jesus? – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  3. This was, in truth, a triumph of " rhetoric and clever management," nor could a city well abase itself more completely, kneeling thus cheerfully at its conqueror's feet, and requesting permission to put the yoke upon its own neck. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. I would point south: down he would go on his knees, and abase himself in the sand, keeping his head in it for some time. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  5. O thou Only One, O thou Perfect One, O thou who art eternal, who art never weak, whom no mighty one can abase none hath dominion over the things which appertain to thee. – The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge
  6. The people as a whole may throw careless and liberal rewards to the jesters and to the sycophants who are seeking its favor, as their forerunners sought to gain the ear of the monarch of old, but the authors of substantial popularity are never those who abase themselves or who scheme to cajole. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  7. Abase th' janitor, abase th' windows! – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  8. He was so happy that he wanted to abase himself before some one. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  9. About him was a ruinous fair place, Which Time, who still delighteth to abase The highest, and throw down what men do build, With splendid prideful barrenness had filled, And dust of immemorial dreams, and breath Of silence, which is next of kin to death. – The Poems of William Watson by William Watson
  10. I never have ceased to love him, and probably he doubts it: but he will learn that if this sad love can break my heart it can never abase it; and it is unnecessary to tell my mother that I shall live and die courageously in my widow's robe. – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
  11. Many persons, indeed, reject this doctrine because they cannot believe that man has power to abase so high a thing so sadly. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  12. To subject it to the yoke of passion, instead of increasing it under the liberal discipline of duty, is to abase in us what deserves our respect as much as the respect of others. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  13. They seek not so much to raise those that are cast down, as to abase those who stand erect. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  14. He was almost angry that his visitor, being thus reminded, did not instantly abase himself. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  15. Exalted by Love, he could dread to abase himself and strip off his glittering garments; lowered by the world, he fell back upon his innate worth. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. " But-" He rose and began to remonstrate, anxious to abase himself still further before this angel of a maiden. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  17. " It still remains, for me, an occasion to abase myself-" He broke off, conscious of a grossness of allusion that seemed, on a closer approach, the real obstacle to full expression. – Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
  18. An' wi' her eyes she coaxed and dared me to abase mysel' an' speak the truth an' win off jail. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. It shows that the change is not merely momentary, but that the temple- mountain shall be exalted for ever, and that no earthly power shall be able to abase it. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg