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 Meanings and Examples of ABJECT
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abject
 a.  being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Still the man stood silent and abject.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
2  She had to appease him with the most abject of apologies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
3  The more abject of the two victims continued motionless; but the other bounded from the place at the cry, with the activity and swiftness of a deer.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
4  Instead of mingling with his tribe, however, he sat apart, a solitary being in a multitude, his form shrinking into a crouching and abject attitude, as if anxious to fill as little space as possible.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
5  A lad whose face had borne an expression of exalted courage, the majesty of he who dares give his life, was, at an instant, smitten abject.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
6  Inwardly he was reduced to an abject pulp by these chance words.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
7  It makes boys manly and courageous; and the very vices of an abject race tend to strengthen in them the opposite virtues.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  Yet mine shall not be the submission of abject slavery.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
9  That abject hypocrite, Pumblechook, nodded again, and said, with a patronizing laugh, "It's more than that, Mum."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIII
10  In this progress I was much annoyed by the abject Pumblechook, who, being behind me, persisted all the way as a delicate attention in arranging my streaming hatband, and smoothing my cloak.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXV
11  She remembered his words, the expression of his face, that recalled an abject setter-dog, in the early days of their connection.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 30
12  When the agony of shame had passed from him he tried to raise his soul from its abject powerlessness.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  He had been obliged to offer an abject apology to Mr. Alleyne for his impertinence but he knew what a hornet's nest the office would be for him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In COUNTERPARTS
14  At the sudden screech there was a movement of abject terror through that wedged mass of bodies.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
15  I remembered his abject pleading, his abject threats, the colossal scale of his vile desires, the meanness, the torment, the tempestuous anguish of his soul.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
Example Sentence:
1  Both of them died in abject poverty.
2  This policy has turned out to be an abject failure.
3  Its strategy was an abject failure on its own terms, for the Gaullists romped home in the June elections.
4  Obama, in summation, is acting just like the abject puppet of the Wall Street merchants.
5  On the streets of New York the homeless live in abject poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.
6  And when it comes to helping other national economies actually grow and lift millions of citizens from abject poverty, it is difficult to identify anyone whose words and actions in demonstrating what competent, clean, determined leadership can do have had more impact.