abjectness

[ ab-jekt, ab-jekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF abjectness
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Her sense of this kindness was more and more touched with abjectness.

I knew then that I could not alter it even were I to go all the lengths of abjectness.

But at heart she was bitter—at her poverty, abjectness, and dependence.

And then in this abjectness he suddenly gave a cry of delight.

His shoulders were hunched forward with something of abjectness in their droop.

Nervous and cowed to abjectness as she was, she felt near the end of her endurance.

I prayed constantly and so felt uplifted from the abjectness of animal fear.

Your Indian vision at least keeps that abjectness away from you.

From this state of abjectness, I was raised by a young woman of my own class.

It has sunk to such a state of abjectness as to be attracted by the doings of the lowest of the low.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "cast off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to throw away, cast off; degrade, humble, lower," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to throw" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative sense of "downcast, brought low" first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.

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