Usage examples for Abased

  1. Father Jos smiled, and demurely abased his eye. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. The beauty of the Church's offices, now for the first time revealed to him in the well- ordered services of the chapel, was doubly moving in contrast with the rude life at Donnaz; but his confessions tortured him and the penances which the chaplain inflicted abased without reforming his spirit. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  3. Was ever man more tired than he before entering Aklis, he that was in turns abased and beloved and exalted! – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  4. The chapel- door opened softly to Lovey's hand, and she crept up to Mary's image, and abased herself before it. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  5. But to hear her accuse herself thus, when she had made this long and lonely journey to save me; when she had forced herself into her enemy's presence, and had, as I was sure she had, abased herself for me, was more than I could bear. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. They turned about and fled the field, utterly discomfited and abased. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  7. It was horrible to see her fair hair falling over my mud- stained boots, to see her slender little form convulsed with sobs, to feel that this was a woman, a gentlewoman, who thus abased herself at my feet. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. As when we charge a vessel, the more ballast we put in, the lower it sinks, so the more love we have in the soul, the lower we are abased in self. – Letters of Madam Guyon by P. L. Upham
  9. I have prayed, I have abased myself before them, but none will hear. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. Though I feel the workings of sin, and am abased, yet Jesus shows his mercy to be mine, and I trust that I am his. – The Dairyman's Daughter by Legh Richmond
  11. Ya- nei abased himself in ritual prostration. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  12. Self- abased with reflecting on the motives which had impelled them to action, their zeal for his ruin became more fiery, and they faltered at no means, however dishonourable, to effect their object. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  13. Once more thought of his unworthiness abased him. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  14. He had admired her, and kissed her, and quite often during their engagement had abased himself at her feet. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. I have seen that, in the midst of Kindness and smooth Conduct, to speak close and home to them who entertain us, on Points that relate to their outward Interest, is hard Labour; and sometimes, when I have felt Truth lead toward it, I have found myself disqualified by a superficial Friendship; and as the Sense thereof hath abased me, and my Cries have been to the Lord, so I have been humbled and made content to appear weak, or as a Fool for his Sake; and thus a Door hath opened to enter upon it. – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
  16. He abased his head awkwardly, to bury it among the folds of the skirts at her ankles. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  17. Whom he commended was elevated, and whom he denounced was abased. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  18. And as he kneeled there, broken and abased, the world was silent, waiting for the sentence of the Judge of All. – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  19. She saw herself bruised and abased, humbled beyond belief. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  20. I abased myself, that she might regain her pride. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick