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  • n  a low or downcast state
    each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
  • n  depriving one of self-esteem

  • No photographers, no reporters recorded his last abasement or his last heroics.
  • No abasement is too extreme: he barks on all fours, swallows nails, gets his head stuck in a fish bowl and squashed in cake.
  • But the abiding fascination of the case resides in the story of the high-minded, stylish lady who descended to the depths of self-abasement and violence.
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  • Meet The Mysterious Duo Who Just Bought Newsweek
    The news that Newsweek had been sold to IBT Media was received by most of the media world over the weekend as the final, clinching evidence of the magazine's abasement. To be handed off to a publisher that even most people in the news business had never heard of was the most ignoble of ends for an iconic magazine that had been around for more than 80 years.
    Aug. 5, 2013 - Forbes

  • Winston Churchill in FrontPage magazine.com
    Churchill noted the connection in a speech from 1933: "Our difficulties come from the mood of unwarrantable self-abasement into which we have been cast by a powerful section of our own intellectuals. They come from the acceptance of defeatist...
  • Avigdor Lieberman in Ha'aretz
    The people are frustrated by our loss of national honor, our weakness and self-abasement toward Egypt,Lieberman told the interviewer. "The State of Israel is acting toward Egypt like a battered woman ...... Egypt is the only state in the...
  • Bernard Lewis in United Press International
    The current, third invasion, is not done by armed conquest or with migrating hordes, but by a combination of migration, demography, "self denigration and self abasement, totally apologetic," Lewis said.

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