The poor surroundings caused abject misery.
The situation created abject terror.
He died in abject poverty in 1961 at the age of 57 years.
Abject humiliation followed the scene with the elders.
At the end he professed abject repentance for his impiety and disloyalty.
How pertinent it is to see the biggest stars reach such truly abject lows.
Jackson continued to scream Elisabeth's name with abject terror as she struggled to raise her head.
Many other pogroms have occurred, and the condition of the Jews has been reduced to one of abject poverty and despair.
The abject apology given by Tim Holt, the head of the HSS, was hardly necessary.
She had never accustomed herself to be very abject before him, and they had never been confidential allies.
The next three years he spent in the neighbourhood of Assisi in abject poverty and want, ministering to the lepers and the outcasts of society.
Doubtless the king's sore financial needs had much to do with the dissolution of the abbeys and the plundering of the shrines, but there is no reason to suppose that he was not fully convinced that the monks had long outlived their usefulness and that the shrines were centres of abject superstition and ecclesiastical deceit.
In 1379 they massacred seventeen nobles in the town hall, but this crime brought down on them the vengeance of the duke, to whom in 1383 they made the most abject and complete surrender.
It is true that his allies provided him with 10 ships of their own, but the Spanish navy had sunk to abject inefficiency.
The promotion was unexpected, and was accompanied by expressions from the king which made it still more honourable, as showing that if he had been in some things too subservient, it was from no abject, selfseeking policy of his own.
He scarcely ever saw any of his colleagues though they repeatedly and urgently pressed for interviews with him, and even an offer from the king to visit him in person was declined, though in the language of profound and almost abject respect which always marked his communications with the court.
From the Fijian and Andaman islander who exhibits abject terror at seeing himself in a glass or in water, to the English or European peasant who covers up the mirrors or turns them to the wall, upon a death occurring, lest an inmate of the house should see his own face and have his own speedy demise thus prognosticated, the idea holds its ground.
The condition of the European Jews seems, on a superficial examination, abject enough.
speaks of Gabii, Labici and Bovillae as places that had fallen into abject poverty, while Horace refers to Gabii and Fidenae as mere " deserted villages," and Strabo as " once fortified towns, but now villages, belonging to private individuals."
Alexius, in order to escape such an ordeal, resorted to the abject expedient of disabling his right hand by a pistol-shot.
Two painful interviews followed with the wife for whom he bore no love, and who for him could feel no respect; another imploring letter was sent to the king, and abject protestations and beseechings.
Nominally subjects of the khedive, they acted as free agents, reducing the country over which they terrorized to a state of abject misery.
This passion or emotion, according to those who deny her attachment to Bothwell, was simply terror - the blind and irrational prostration of an abject spirit before the cruel force of circumstances and the crafty wickedness of men.
(3) The Tell el-Amarna inscriptions indicate that the term Elohim might even be applied in abject homage to an Egyptian monarch as the use of the term ilani in this connexion obviously implies.3 The religion of the Arabian tribes in the days of Mahomet, of which a picture is presented to us by Wellhausen in his Remains of Arabic Heathendom, furnishes some suggestive indications of the religion that prevailed in nomadic Israel before as well as during the lifetime of Moses.
To obtain their release Andronicus made abject submission to the emperor; and, appearing in chains before him, implored pardon.
to an abject submission, after which Frederick received the homage of the Burgundian nobles at a diet held at Besancon in October 1157, which was marked by a quarrel between pope and emperor.
The studies fell in the 18th century into an " abject state," from which they were first raised by a statute passed in 1800 (Report of Oxford University Commission of 1850-1852, p. 60 et seq.), under which distinctions were first allotted to the ablest candidates for the bachelor's degree.
Wessel, who up to that time had only been known as the president of a club of wits, immediately wrote Love without Stockings (1772), in which a plot of the most abject triviality is worked out in strict accordance with the rules of French tragedy, and in most pompous and pathetic Alexandrines.
He has been called ambitious, turbulent, crafty, abject, vindictive, bloodthirsty and a good many other things besides, not quite in keeping with each other; in addition to which it is roundly asserted by Bishop Burnet that he was despised alike by Henry and by Mary, both of whom made use of him as a tool.
Peter, who behaved with abject cowardice, was sent to a country house at Ropcha, where he died on the 15th or 18th of July of official "apoplexy."
This man had, after many vicissitudes of fortune, sunk at last into abject and hopeless poverty.
How such a mean and abject character submitted to remain five years in prison rather than change his principles is not very clearly explained; and as to his being despised, we have seen already that neither Henry nor Mary considered him by any means despicable.
The man is either totally ignorant of the facts or an abject liar.
He met people who led him "on a long journey into complete and abject darkness".
However, when my father returned to Sligo later in a professional capacity to conduct an election, that editor made an abject apology.
ignorant of the facts or an abject liar.
On the one hand, one can describe the humanities as almost abject in the contemporary socio-political context.
No words can express the contempt all decent people would feel for such abject cowardice.
note, I do not denigrate the good intentions of those who gave birth to these abject social policy failures.
Only slightly better than abject surrender the home side were dismissed for 125 in the 53rd over.
egalitarian society where nobody is either extremely wealthy or in abject poverty.
But the zeal of the Portuguese took too often a one-sided direction, repressing the Syrian Christians on the Malabar coast, and interfering with the Abyssinian Church,3 while the fanatic temper of the Spaniard consigned, in Mexico and Peru, multitudes who would not renounce their heathen errors to indiscriminate massacre or abject slavery.'
For fifteen sun-cycles, Anshan women had borne no male children, and drought and dwindling supplies of the ore that made his dhjan wealthy and respected had driven his planet into abject poverty.
This series which until now has been universally banned for it's subversiveness and abject horror is now free for all to behold.
Christianity for 1500 years spread the ' truth ' of this, leading to abject misery for most people for most of this time.
History shows that open markets can play an important role in lifting millions of people out of abject poverty.
truthful to say that for those of us who were born into abject poverty opportunities were virtually non-existent.
wrapt in the dark mantle of idolatry,....the abject, beaten slaves of arbitrary rule ' .
"No day did his palace gate fail to witness the elevation of some abject to affluence and the torture and murder of some living soul."
Hare 's hour and a half long performance captures the schizoid nature of Israeli society and the abject nature of life for the Palestinians.
The opposition is attempting to cover with bluster and lies its abject failure to unseat the government.
He sympathizes with its people, ' wrapt in the dark mantle of idolatry,....the abject, beaten slaves of arbitrary rule '.
When I was growing-up it is truthful to say that for those of us who were born into abject poverty opportunities were virtually non-existent.
She curled around her tawdry bag, whining piteously, abject terror in her wide staring eyes. she began to cry.
Through the fortunate discovery of cuneiform tablets deposited by his successor in the archives at Tell el-Amarna, we can see how the rulers of the great kingdoms beyond the river, Mitanni, Assyria and even Babylonia, corresponded with Amenophis, gave their daughters to him in marriage, and congratulated themselves on having his friendship. The king of Cyprus too courted him; while within the empire the descendants of the Syrian dynasts conquered by his father, having been educated in Egypt, ruled their paternal possessions as the abject slaves of Pharaoh.
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