Usage examples for Abba

  1. " And," pursued Mr. Simeon, his voice gaining assurance as it happened on a form of words he had learnt from somebody else, " the efficacy of religion is surely just here, that it lifts the individual man out of his personality and wings him towards Abba, the all- fatherly- as I heard it said the other day," he added lamely. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. A thick square shawl was put rather carelessly over his head with the fringe over his face, and pushed back off his shoulders, to allow his arms to come out through an abba, a kind of cloak with armholes, which was also put over his head. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  3. The first quatrain, abba, should introduce the subject; the second, abba, should develop it to a certain point, at which a pause occurs; such is the octave. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum