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Synonyms for abjectly

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.
I went out of the tavern straight home, confused and troubled, and the next night I went out again with the same lewd intentions, still more furtively, abjectly and miserably than before, as it were, with tears in my eyes--but still I did go out again.
Bulstrode's sickly body, shattered by the agitations he had gone through since the last evening, made him feel abjectly in the power of this loud invulnerable man.
Once before he had tried Spencer, and choosing the "Principles of Psychology" to begin with, he had failed as abjectly as he had failed with Madam Blavatsky.
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.
He is the most depraved, and abjectly vicious specimen of that class of men.
He knew - yes, as he had never known anything - that, SHOULD he see the door open, it would all too abjectly be the end of him.
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.
The tragic side is the Georgians have become victims of their own propaganda and the fact that Cameron was supporting them shows he is going to be a more abjectly servile to America than Tony Blair and I thought that would be impossible!
Merseytravel have failed abjectly to come up with a contingency plan to keep the Mersey tunnels open today.
How else can you explain how a team can thrash Charlton 6-1 one week, and lose abjectly at home to Blackburn the next.
Should it be the gang of eight teenage tyrants who have made her life so abjectly miserable?
Reveley sent two horses south to Newbury on Saturday - Seven Towers, favourite for the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and Marello, odds-on for the Solaglas Long Distance Hurdle - and both performed abjectly.