The demotion did not abase his credibility with his peers.
You should abase yourselves as miserable friends.
The mother-in-law would demean her, as a way to abase the young wife in the son's eyes.
Don't abase your cousin by making fun of his accent.
Matthew would abase others in an attempt to elevate himself.
The congressman refused to abase himself in front of his fellow politicians.
Although desperate for cash, I won't abase myself in this demeaning job any longer.
Elizabeth wouldn't deign to abase herself before her parents.
As a minister of the Church he felt his duty and his interest equally concerned in the support of her cause; nor could he fail to discover the inevitable tendency of Whig doctrines, whatever caresses individual Whigs might bestow on individual clergymen, to abase the Establishment as a corporation.
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