Usage examples for abasement

  1. She had a sudden sense of deep abasement – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. In the first place, the relation of that madness- no, poor child, not wickedness- but if you tell it to him, it is a wilful and unnecessary self- abasement – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. And the crown of his abasement was reached when Bradley drew from a hip pocket a full flask of whisky. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  8. I, even I. I thought that he wanted to rid himself of me, ' she cried, pouring forth her confession in shame and abasement – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  9. " Oh, Tony," she whispered, in an abasement of humiliation. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  10. But at length, after more entreaty and self- abasement on my part, she opened the door. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. She noticed with profundity that disappointment made people selfish; she marvelled at the serenity- it was the poor woman's only one- of what Marian took for granted: her own state of abasement as the second- born, her life reduced to mere inexhaustible sisterhood. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  12. 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
  13. Even in their present abasement a vague hope prevailed among them that Athens could not be utterly lost while Alkibiades was alive; for he had not during his former exile been satisfied with a quiet life, and surely now, however prosperous his private circumstances might be, he would not endure to see the triumph of the Lacedaemonians, and the arrogant tyranny of the Thirty. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  14. Never had Ray witnessed such self- abasement – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  15. 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
  16. The thought made her face burn, brought a sense of miserable self- abasement to her. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  17. His abasement of soul, as far as I can judge, is sincere. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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