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."

  • 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:

  • 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].

  • Fifteen hundred abject failures would mean an error rate of .00075 percent.

  • Moreover, I, for one, should like to know the source that pins down to California the expression so low he could sit on a cigarette paper and hand his feet over the edge: given no gloss, does this refer to low depressed, low degraded, or low abject?


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