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Usage examples for abase

  1. Why then should they abase themselves before the claims of Jesus? – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. He was so happy that he wanted to abase himself before some one. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  8. " 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
  9. 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
  10. He was almost angry that his visitor, being thus reminded, did not instantly abase himself. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
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