abjectly


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in a hopeless resigned manner

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The capitalists have stolen our country, debauched our politics, defiled our judiciary, and ridden over us rough-shod, and now they propose to murder those who will not abjectly surrender to their brutal dominion.
sanguinea, which, as we have seen, is less aided by its slaves than the same species in Switzerland, I can see no difficulty in natural selection increasing and modifying the instinct--always supposing each modification to be of use to the species--until an ant was formed as abjectly dependent on its slaves as is the Formica rufescens.
He feels her superiority through every pore; he never before realised how absolutely inferior he is; he is abjectly polite, and contemptibly conciliatory; if a friend comes to see him, he eagerly praises her in case she should be listening behind the screen; he cannot call his soul his own, and, what is far more intolerable, neither is he sure that his body really belongs to him; he has read of ministering angels and the light touch of a woman's hand, but the day on which he can ring for his servant and put on his socks in private fills him with the same sort of wildness of joy that he felt as a homesick schoolboy at the end of his first term.
Pike, who had been trembling abjectly, took heart at this open mutiny, and sprang upon his overthrown leader.
They departed silently, almost abjectly, dismissed with a single wave of the hand.
A strong man so abjectly in the toils, and he to be chosen for his confidant
He conceived himself to be calm -- inexorably calm; but as a matter of fact he was daunted; not abjectly, but only so far as a decent man may, without becoming loathsome to himself.
I am so unhappy, and all that should have made me otherwise is so laid waste, that if I had been bereft of sense to this hour, and instead of being as learned as you think me, had to begin to acquire the simplest truths, I could not want a guide to peace, contentment, honour, all the good of which I am quite devoid, more abjectly than I do.
He is the most depraved, and abjectly vicious specimen of that class of men.
I can still recall literally peeing my pants as I was described "as a pathetic run over cat" - a very accurate description of my abjectly cringing state - and being made to account for my sloth.
They added: "The PSNI abjectly failed to secure the detention of a person with confirmed paramilitary links and who professed to have information pertaining to the murder, and this person was found dead within hours of his release from custody.
Paddy's anger should be directed at those Birmingham MPs, business, church, civic and trade union leaders who have so far abjectly failed to take up the cudgels on behalf of Birmingham and hold the Establishment to account for the shocking act of barbarity perpetrated in our city.
Given widespread disaffection, distrust and sense of betrayal that foreigners can already make English law in Brussels, it is abjectly stupid to grant them further influence by allowing them to take part in Westminster elections.
Lahore -- The track record of Punjab government of walking the talk has been abjectly poor whether it is the control of load shedding of electricity, providing relief to the poor, fulfilling the promise of providing subsidy to rice growers or bringing the less developed areas of the province at par with the developed ones, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab in a statement issued from here on Friday
Scottish Labour have, for seven years now, abjectly failed to be an effective opposition, to ask what, apart from warm words and cold promises, have the SNP actually delivered?