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.

  • The episode itself sounds iffy--Fish launches a wrongful-termination suit on behalf of a major client who's been fired for claiming to have seen a unicorn--but there's a kind of perverse thrill in seeing what abject humiliation will befall the show's emaciated heroine each week.

  • These aspects of language are social, philosophical, artistic, largely ignored by linguists, sometimes out of devotion to what is perceived as the scientific method, sometimes out of sheer philistinism and the inability to exercise taste, sometimes out of abject ignorance.

  • 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?

  • 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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