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  • adjective superlative form of abject: most abject.

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Examples

  • And on top of that, it would save him, in labor, personal or hired, at the abjectest minimum, two hundred dollars a year.

    CHAPTER XVI

  • It could buy him no more than one bed at a time, and at the same time it made him the abjectest of slaves.

    Chapter XXII

  • The doleful stories croaked into his ears the whole passage down; the darkness of the hour; Holden's terrible character; and the remoteness from any assistance other than that of Gladding and Primus, in whom his confidence diminished every moment, conspired to throw him into the abjectest trepidation.

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • Now the dulness of my reason, and the vulgarity [160] of my disposition, never prompted my invention, nor solicited my affection unto any of these; yet even those common and quotidian infirmities that so necessarily attend me, and do seem to be my very nature, have so dejected me, so broken the estimation that I should have otherwise of my self, that I repute my self the most abjectest piece of mortality.

    Religio Medici

  • And on top of that, it would save him, in labor, personal or hired, at the abjectest minimum, two hundred dollars a year.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • It could buy him no more than one bed at a time, and at the same time it made him the abjectest of slaves.

    Chapter XXII

  • Now the dulness of my reason, and the vulgarity23 of my disposition, never prompted my invention, nor solicited my affection unto any of these; yet even those common and quotidian infirmities that so necessarily attend me, and do seem to be my very nature, have so dejected me, so broken the estimation that I should have otherwise of my self, that I repute my self the most abjectest piece of mortality.

    The Second Part

  • Ponka and her son Joe grovelled in abjectest adoration, while her father and all who came within touch of her simply did her will.

    The Sky Pilot, a Tale of the Foothills

  • A fierce democracy reigned, banishing nobles, razing their palaces, and ploughing up the salt-sown sites; till at last, in the uttermost paroxysm of madness, it delivered itself up to lords to be defended from itself, and was crushed into the abjectest depths of slavery.

    Italian Journeys

  • He saw the opportunity of speaking about the brass plate on the post, and while debating whether to avail himself of it, the hamari caught sight of the party at the edge of the portico, stopped, surveyed them, then prostrated himself in the abjectest Eastern manner.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

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