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Usage examples for abasement

  1. It checks a too soaring vanity on the one hand and a too tragic abasement on the other. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  2. It was the last step of the long way Harry had travelled- from self- abasement to remorse and awakening conscience, through struggle with appetite to victory over himself, self- abnegation, acquiescence in the great law of retribution, and finally, in his despair, to prayer. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. We have many words beginning with Self, but most of them seem to be compounds rather than derivatives; as, self- love, self- abasement, self- abuse, self- affairs, self- willed, self- accusing. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. And this qualification was so much the more necessary, that the deepest abasement of the house of David, announced by the Prophet in chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  5. Shame and confusion of guilt, and abasement and self- condemnation, Overwhelmed him at once; and he cried in the deepest contrition: 365 It hath displeased the Lord! – Narrative and Lyric Poems (first series) for use in the Lower School by O. J. Stevenson
  6. Who would stand near her and support her, and save her from falling into that abyss of self- abasement and almost of self- annihilation which would be her doom, unless there were some one there to give her strength and aid? – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  7. She had not " gone astray," she had not been " vile and sinful altogether"; the woman's abasement of self- blame left her untouched. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  8. The thought made her face burn, brought a sense of miserable self- abasement to her. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  9. But she had thought to greet him coming out of the gray church, and it was with a start of surprise that she saw the glittering figure crouched in an attitude of woe upon the fallen column, and recognized in that image of abasement the Prince of Naples, the young lord of Sicily. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  10. He was angry with himself for his interest in these people, as he styled them in his lofty self- abasement. – The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories by Margaret Collier Graham
  11. His abasement of soul, as far as I can judge, is sincere. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
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