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He violently revolted, now and again, from the abasement to which he forced himself, and he always bit the heel that trod on him, especially if it was a very high, narrow heel, with a clocked stocking and a hooped skirt above it.
The church was crammed from end to end with kneeling figures in every posture of supplication and abasement.
He was humble and meek, filled with self- disparagement and abasement.
The theft of a dog to sell for a price had been the abasement worked by Michael on Dag Daughtry.
White Fang crawled slowly, cringing and grovelling in the abjectness of his abasement and submission.
But the former under- stood in dismay that Anne was actually enjoying her valley of humiliation--was reveling in the thoroughness of her abasement.
He would not have called the Queen his cousin, still, but this time it was from a sense of profound abasement.
Vronsky felt his elevation and his own abasement, his truth and his own falsehood.
Then a fresh wave, a raging wave of humiliation, swept through his mind, and left nothing there but a personal sense of undeserved abasement.
As a result of the impact of her personal inner turmoil, feeling of desperation, and self-inflicted abasement, Julie became a fugitive, running from her past, driven and haunted by her guilt.
A Geat woman too sang out in grief; with hair bound up she unburdened herself of her worst fears, a wild litany of nightmare and lament: her nation invaded, enemies on the rampage, bodies in piles, slavery and abasement.
This attitude is more than apparent in the reflexive support that academics lend to cultural experimentation, particularly experimentation with practices that involve abasement of the cultivated individual, and the disdain with which they greet attempts to conserve the best features of our great civilization.