Because the thing did not fight back, because it was abject
and whining, because it was helpless under him, he abandoned the attack, disengaging himself from the top of the tangle into which he had slid in the lee scuppers.
The New World may have its disappointments in store for us, but it cannot possibly show us any spectacle so abject
as the spectacle which we witnessed last night at my aunt's ball.
The cowering wretch, who still shook in every limb, and whose few grey hairs trembled and quivered on his head with abject dismay, tottered to his feet as he met Ralph's eye, and, shielding his face with both hands, protested, while he crept towards the door, that it was no fault of his.
Why, how many lies, what mean and abject evasions, what humbled behaviour from upstarts who, but for my money, would spurn me aside as they do their betters every day, would that ten thousand pounds have brought me in
Their very attitudes were abject, and the expression of their countenances distrustful, surprised, and startled.
These were the most abject and miserable creatures I anywhere beheld.
At the sudden screech there was a movement of abject terror through that wedged mass of bodies.
I remembered his abject pleading, his abject threats, the colossal scale of his vile desires, the meanness, the torment, the tem- pestuous anguish of his soul.
But he is manifestly afraid of my displeasure; and if at one time he tries my patience by his unreasonable exactions, and fretful complaints and reproaches, at another he depresses me by his abject
submission and deprecatory self-abasement when he fears he has gone too far.
Vice hath not, I believe, a more abject
slave; society produces not a more odious vermin; nor can the devil receive a guest more worthy of him, nor possibly more welcome to him, than a slanderer.
He was abject
before Wolf Larsen and almost grovelled to Johansen.
She remembered his words, the expression of his face, that recalled an abject
setter-dog, in the early days of their connection.
To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject
than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.
The sons of Ishmael turned away in horror at the disgusting spectacle, and even the stern nature of the squatter began to bend before so abject
tears stood in its eyes, and stained the blotched red of its cheeks.