Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "abjectness":

  1. And the worthlessness and the abjectness of earthly life struck him with awful and all- convincing power, and this vision of the worthlessness of existence was clearer than any previous vision. - "A Mere Accident", George Moore.
  2. He saw everything with new eyes, contrasting it with what he had seen in the Boston of the year 2000. The frenzied folly of the competitive industrial system, the inhuman contrasts of luxury and woe- pride and abjectness- the boundless squalor, wretchedness, and madness of the whole scheme of things which met his eye at every turn, outraged his reason and made his heart sick. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
  3. Terror, of awful abjectness, came over the old man. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.