Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of abjection.

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Examples

  • As much as abjections of feminine foundations appear in the creature and his creator's dream, so do the most basic modes of image-production that we fear, but in Frankenstein we are forced to recognize them as the means by which we construct ourselves and our extensions of our manufactured beings in our post - "Enlightenment" world.

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

  • Frankenstein's preconscious dream, though it reveals less of these mixtures than the creature does, at least shows the abjection of deep Kristevan levels of somatic memory as the fundamental throwing-off-and-under that makes all of the other abjections possible in one terrifying and sympathetic creation.

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

  • Through its own groveling abjections, however, it long ago sunk to an autocracy with the Speaker in the rôle of autocrat.

    The President A novel

  • Theotimus, the little simplicities, abjections and humiliations in which the great saints so delighted, in order to hide themselves and put their hearts under shelter against vainglory, having been practised with a great excellence of the art and of the ardour of heavenly love, were found more grateful in the sight of God than the large and illustrious works of many others which were performed with little charity and devotion.

    Treatise on the Love of God

  • Bewick's tiny woodblock vignettes, with their earthy humour and their frightening abjections

    The Guardian World News

  • Erdogan said that Turkey dropped its abjections against Rasmussen after US President Barack Obama offered promises that one of Rasmussen's deputies would be a Turk, Reuters reported on Saturday.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Erdogan said that Turkey dropped its abjections against Rasmussen after US President Barack Obama offered promises that one of Rasmussen's deputies would be a Turk, Reuters reported on Saturday.

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  • And one more help, i am designing a new site and i have planned place adsense ads very close to rotating marquee text with same background. is there any abjections ....

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  • Yea, it is not only not extinguished, but it waxes rich amidst poverty, it is glorified by abjections and humiliations, it rejoices in tears, it gains strength by being forsaken of justice and deprived of the help thereof when it implores and no one will grant; compassion and commiseration recreate it, when it is surrounded by the miserable and suffering; it delights in renouncing all sorts of sensual and earthly delights to obtain purity and cleanness of heart; it places its valour in stilling wars, jarrings and dissensions, and in spurning temporal grandeurs and reputations; it grows strong by enduring all sorts of sufferings, and holds that its true life consists in dying for the well-beloved.

    Treatise on the Love of God

  • Derision and scorn! "he murmured, gloating over the very sound of these words, which expressed all that he hoped to accomplish," utter abjections, then perhaps a suicide's grave ... "

    The Elusive Pimpernel

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