from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Humbled; lowered, especially in rank, position, or prestige.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of abase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lowered; humbled.
- adj. Borne lower than usual, as a fess; also, having the ends of the wings turned downward towards the point of the shield.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, the same as abaissé.
My heritage was such that begging was abhorrent to me, yet I did beg in his name and abased myself many times over.
And "abased" in the next-to-sentence of my previous post should be "based".
Like Paul, we can still be content when we "abound or are abased", i.e., for better or worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.
The apostle Paul said he knew how to "abound" (when things were prosperous and good) and he knew how to be "abased" (when he was imprisoned and poor).
But, reports the National Journal's Anna van Hollen, those to whom Obama abased himself are frustrated with his lack of follow-through.
President Obama clearly humiliated and abased Mr. Netanyahu on previous occasions.
Then they abased themselves and called out, "Hail, king of the Jews!"
But Palin, like Weiner, went on the air, apologized, clarified, abased themselves, did the dance around the tribal fire.
Consider the Gospel of Saint Matthew, which states that "whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted" 23:12.
For Harry Del Mar, who was base, and who had been further abased by his money-making desire for the possession of Michael, had had his baseness sensed by Michael from the beginning.
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