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of the most contemptible kind

most unfortunate or miserable

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showing utter resignation or hopelessness

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showing humiliation or submissiveness

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Suppose you feel rejected almost as soon as sex is over, and you become a student of abjectness, turning the subject this way and that in various lights.
Knott's structured abjectness arrests our notice similarly.
The decline and retrenchment of crisis caused people to struggle to find ways of positively contributing to households and networks, and, in a context of abandonment and abjectness, the cocaine trade is generally seen as a means of doing just that.
He stressed that those countries which attempt to acquire security at the cost of jeopardizing others' security will gain nothing but insecurity and abjectness.
And yet their abjectness seemed less about the feminine and more about the entropy of humanness, or maybe the arbitrariness of human ritual.
Beyond this initial trauma, Audubon also struggles with his own abjectness and that of those around him, a perpetual discomfort that springs from his fractured selfhood.
Many fell into bizarre abjectness, and the furious among them launched uprisings.
As a figure in Jim's psyche, Cornelius's abjectness embodies Jim's buried fear that he will not be loved for who he really is.
Gandhi goes on to say that "humility does not mean abjectness." The poor man "serves no one except God." So if society collectively keeps this caste-sanctioned tipped balance of property and poverty going, according to the mahatma, everyone, thanks to him, will attain moksha--that is, salvation.
Part of their beauty is their abjectness, and we'd like to keep that in a balance with new construction, this sense that New York can be in a state of limbo between past and future.
In both of these stories, women protagonists are able to transform their personal losses and reintegrate with the social world; traumatic moments become an "aesthetic and political rite of passage from abjectness to agency" (130).
Not easy when you're an older dad and your joints heave under the weight of your physical abjectness. Save wearing knee and elbow pads you just have to grin and bear it while making the sorts of noises that would indicate you were crawling across hot coals.
As Manfred Malzahn and Muhammad Abu al-Fadl Badran argue, "the crimes begin when the monsters have to suffer the inadvertent addition of insult to injury, in form of a daily reminder of the abjectness of their condition" (11).
Poverty and abjectness were endemic throughout the ancient world; one might say they appeared to be the natural condition of mankind.
No other aspect of the tributary relationship so clearly demonstrated the abjectness of the Koreans' submission to the Chinese emperor or the contempt in which the Chinese held their loyal neighbors" (Clark 1998, 291).