abjection :

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  • n  a low or downcast state

  • The chapters that detail his forays into sexual abjection don't always work, but in the end, his book bears out the line he quotes from the sly French writer Madame de Stal .
  • Paul's film is part of a subgenre of what you might call exemplary abjection.
  • We learned a lot about this from his journals, 400 pages of lyric abjection published eight years after his death, in which he fears becoming the "lonely boy with no role in life .

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