Definitions of Abasing

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Usage examples for Abasing

  1. And how can I be actually abasing you when I am so certain that I am worthier of you in what I do? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Caricatures of all kinds represented Walpole abasing himself before Spain and entering into secret engagements with her, to the prejudice and detriment of England. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  3. When they had made an end of blessings and congratulations, they besought the king to hasten the punishment of the Magian and heal their hearts with tormenting and abasing him. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  4. " I have failed to realise how, being so different from other girls, you required different treatment from other girls," went on Mistress Mehitable, firmly abasing herself. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  5. The legend grows and becomes a permanent political axiom, distorting and abasing the character of those who act on it and those who, suffering from it, and retaliating against its consequences, construct their counter- legend of the inherent wickedness of the dominant race. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  6. After a short pause, and an abundance of felicitations on his excellent and self- abasing discourse, the newly admitted member again rose, and began to read an essay on some discoveries he had made in the science of Latent Sympathies. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  7. Is there any more abasing and humbling principle than love? – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  8. But now the duke and the cardinal, who had none but their own minions about them, seemed to take pleasure in abasing her. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  9. I made up my mind to await the assault that I saw was impending, and then by refusing all her advances I reckoned on abasing her to the uttermost. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  10. In itself it is filthiness, and contrary to God’ s holiness; an abasing of the immortal soul; a spot in the face of the Lord of the creatures, that hath far debased him under them all. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  11. Now, herein is the discovery of the vanity and deceitfulness of many of your confessions, public and private, the current of them soon dries up, there is no perpetuity or constancy in them, no daily humbling or abasing yourselves, but all that is, is by fits and starts upon some transient convictions or outward censures and rebukes, and thus men quickly cover and bury their sins in oblivion and security and forget what manner of persons they were. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  12. Punish me well for abasing my eyes to that Swiss. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  13. And the truth is, the more holiness, the more humility and self- abasing; for what is holiness, I pray you, but self- denial, the abasing of the creature, and exalting of Christ Jesus? – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  14. Moreover, facts, were they such as the melancholy pen of a Pascal or a Rousseau represent them to be, facts are not all,- before facts is right; and this idea of right alone, if it is real, suffices to overturn an abasing system, and save human dignity. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  15. But the assailant, whose object it is to make good men ridiculous, well knows that he has secured to himself a large patronage in the hearts of all the envious, the malignant, and the irreligious, who, like other levelers, find it more easy to establish the equality of mankind by abasing the lofty, than by elevating the low. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  16. She recognized and admitted, abasing herself lower than the lowest, that her motive in leaving Miss Chetwynd's and joining the shop had been, at the best, very mixed, very impure. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. It is strength putting itself by the side of weakness through sympathy, and not weakness abasing itself in the presence of that which it pretends is greater than itself. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.