Example sentences for: abject

How can you use “abject” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the late 1970s, as he prepared to run against Reagan for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush opposed Carter's move to establish formal diplomatic relations with the PRC, calling it "an abject American retreat."

  • As a partial list of failures, allow me to submit the notorious forced smoking experiments, which allowed cigarettes to be promoted widely for decades; the abject failure of a quarter-century of primate research on AIDS to provide any useful insights; the false leads and dangerous vaccines produced during polio research (verified by Albert Sabin, himself); the failure of primate studies to improve risks for birth defects and premature births; and the failure of monkey studies to identify nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug cardiovascular risk [1].

  • While the Hollywood suits block feelings of guilt with reiterations of their commitment to shareholders, the Writers Guild talk revealed a creative community roiled by emotions ranging from angry defiance to extreme remorse to abject terror.

  • His childhood on his family's sylvan 3,500 acre estate in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., was one of almost unimaginable privilege, yet from the beginning he felt compelled to flatter, cajole, and even engage in abject self-criticism if that's what it took to get his way, particularly with his puritanical and disapproving father.

  • In short, I am not what is known in the trade as “copy proud”:my feelings about my own writing range from occasional smugness with a job well done to abject frustration and misery at my inability to express myself articulated in writing (given the amount of time and resources available).


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