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Usage examples for abases

  1. He abases himself before his foe, and cries for mercy, although he cannot speak. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  2. He that abases himself- aye, he that abases himself! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. " Ah," he cried, " I have been blind indeed, and what you say abases me to earth. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  4. Coralie really loves Lucien, even though playing afresh the role of Manon to his des Grieux; but Lucien, less constant in affection, and finding how difficult it is to secure wealth and position, abases his pen to vile uses, and would gladly abandon his mistress for a profitable marriage. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  5. But some of you may say: " We understand the first half of the text very well, and like it very well; we all think it just that those who set themselves up should have a fall, and we are very glad to see them have a fall: but we do not see why he who abases himself should have any right to be exalted." – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  6. But there is now in Europe, in every intelligent mind, abroad as at home, a profound stupor, a feeling, as it were, of personal insult; for the European continent, whether it will or no, is responsible for France, and whatever abases France humiliates Europe. – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  7. And truly this is it which most abases man’ s nature, and, being seen, would most humble men. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  8. To all, whatsoever sends us back upon ourselves, whatsoever strikes us down and crushes us, lifts or abases us,- that is but a syllable of the Divine Word. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  9. Her spirit enters into and takes possession of me as soon as I behold her; it subjugates me, it abases me. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  10. At present he could not look Kirkwood in the face, and his tone was that of a man who abases himself to make confession of guilt. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  11. They exhibit Jehovah as the avenger and deliverer of his people, who abases the proud and destroys sinners as well within the pale of Zion as without in the heathen world, while he exalts his true worshippers to honor and salvation. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  12. Santuzza is quick with accusation and reproach, but at the first sign of his anger and a hint of the vengeance which Alfio will take she abases herself. – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel