Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of abject.

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Examples

  • Ultimately, I think the feminist in me wins out because the queer activist sees fetishistic ciphers-of-desire as having more complex dynamics than abjecting ciphers-of-disgust.

    Fanfiction

  • In addition to being a return of the primally repressed and the "uncanny," then, Victor's non-waking dream is also the exposure of an abjection and the abject, in which the irreconcilable deep differences in the self are made to seem outside it in a pasting-together of bodies as manifestly different from each other as the abjecting subject really is at its most underlying levels.

    Hogle, Introduction, Frankenstein's Dream, Praxis Series, Romantic Circles

  • Christ, for the time of His pilgrimage here, was a most poor man, abjecting and casting off all worldly rule and honor ....

    The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan

  • It feels like it could all go very trite and trope-bound -- demonising, abjecting, in the same way the Shakespearean "bastard" trope reifies an equation of illegitimacy with wickedness, presents the latter as a product of the former.

    Kings

  • I’m guessing his fiction contains exactly the qualities he’s abjecting here.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Each is abjecting their own past naivety in an attempt to prove they’ve overcome it.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Each is abjecting their own past naivety in an attempt to prove they’ve overcome it.

    Critique From HereNow

  • Is there anyone out there who doesn’t find that principle instantly recognisable, who doesn’t remember at some stage of their infancy or adolescence scorning the “childish” things they once cherished, abjecting them in a ritualistic disavowal of the embarassing naivety of that joy?

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Is there anyone out there who doesn’t find that principle instantly recognisable, who doesn’t remember at some stage of their infancy or adolescence scorning the “childish” things they once cherished, abjecting them in a ritualistic disavowal of the embarassing naivety of that joy?

    Critique From HereNow

  • I’m guessing his fiction contains exactly the qualities he’s abjecting here.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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