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  • noun Plural form of abasement.

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Examples

  • …Our Lord made known to me that many pious souls meditate upon the humiliations of His Passion, but few think of the abasements of His Infancy.

    Archive 2008-12-21

  • When we are in love, we engage in the worst sorts of indignities and abasements out of fear of being rejected or abandoned by our lover.

    Fear Makes The World Go Round

  • …Our Lord made known to me that many pious souls meditate upon the humiliations of His Passion, but few think of the abasements of His Infancy.

    The Holy Infant Face of Jesus

  • But also it was, as I have said, that none should go forth in ignorance of the full dreadfulness of all that held the Night; for it was at the Preparation that there was made known certain horrors that were not told unto the young; and of horrid mutilations, and of abasements of the soul, that did shake the heart with fear, if but they were whispered into the hearing.

    The Night Land

  • If I am wrong, if I imagined what I saw, I will perform a whole quarter's worth of abasements.

    Running From The Deity

  • If I am wrong, if I imagined what I saw, I will perform a whole quarter's worth of abasements.

    Running From The Deity

  • If I am wrong, if I imagined what I saw, I will perform a whole quarter's worth of abasements.

    Running From The Deity

  • I mean that's the totalitarianism of our day and the same sorts of people he would have loathed are making their crummy little excuses, their little point scoring abasements of themselves, yeah, that's a guess I can make with as near to moral certainty as I can hope to get.

    Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell

  • I confess I know not that my heart and soul abhors any eruption of the diabolical pride of man like that whereby they reproach and scoff at the deepest humiliations and self-abasements which poor sinners can attain unto in their prayers, confessions, and supplications.

    Pneumatologia

  • The result is that the whole edifice is based upon fears and abasements, and that every device which promises to protect the individual against them is seized upon eagerly.

    The American Credo A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind

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