- v. present participle of abase.
“I'm not interested in abasing myself in front of others for whom an "apology" isn't owed.”
“7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?”
“If there's one thing that marks the era of modern-day economic policy making, it's that the policymakers are increasingly cocooned from personally living with -- and suffering from -- the impact of their decisions (I'd love to watch a few senators travel coach for a month before approving yet another dignity-abasing piece of security theater at the airport).”
“One could view it as a basically positive form of sexual expression that carries certain reputational risks, or one could view it as intrinsicly corruptive and self-abasing.”
“His dry and occasionally self-abasing memoir, published in 1995, traced his uncertain path to the top tier of Britain's literary firmament.”
“The ritual self-abasing “apology” that this gal was either required to or felt forced to make.”
“I mainly wanted to escape the beggar's smell and his self-abasing false gratitude.”
“She made them a deep reverence as she entered, and kept her eyes dutifully lowered as she served them, pouring water for them, unlatching their sandals with her own long, shapely hands, no servant but a decorous hostess, so surely in a position of dominance here that she could stoop to serve without at any point abasing herself.”
“No, the secret desires and hidden agendas here within the Council House belonged solely to Lycaelon's so-deferential and self-abasing private secretary and whipping-boy, Undermage Anigrel.”
“He's been traveling the world lately, flopping on his back at the least excuse, exposing his throat and abasing himself -- or haven't you noticed?”
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