Usage examples for abase

  1. He was almost angry that his visitor, being thus reminded, did not instantly abase himself. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  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