Example sentences for: abject

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

  • He felt himself simultaneously to be the epicenter of the universe--"I am the left foot of God on earth"--and an abject, persecuted petitioner.

  • Skeat's reply was suitably abject at the outset, but, as might be expected, notwithstanding a direct apology, he could not resist commenting on the entirely irrelevant matter of the origin of wayz-goose while attempting to turn the tables on his critic by painting himself as the put-upon, absentminded professor, struggling in his tiny cell against overwhelming numbers of books and the obligations that attend them:

  • The statement is too self-absolving, deflecting blame away from Catholics: It should have expressed abject contrition.

  • Recall that VaxGen's AIDS vaccine (AIDSVAX) showed great success in primate studies, but was an abject failure in two human clinical trials, including a trial of over 2,500 injection drug users in Thailand [3] and a multinational trial of over 5,000 high-risk individuals [4].

  • 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.


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