Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Sunk to a low state; cast down in spirit; mean; despicable; servile.

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Usage examples "abject":

  1. She seemed to consider for a few minutes, and said, " That may happen some day, provided that the man who feels the power of my charms understands that they can be bestowed only with my heart, and is willing to render me the justice I deserve; I am only looking for a lawful marriage, without dreaming of rank or fortune; I no longer believe in the first, and I know how to live without the second; for I have been accustomed to poverty, and even to abject need; but you cannot realize that. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. A few days of this reduced him to a state of abject misery. - "The Living Link", James De Mille.
  3. He obeyed, in the most abject submission. - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.