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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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What stands out about media reporting of gang rape internationally is the abjectness of the crime and its connection with immigrants.
For all that, the firmness of your moral judgment could be evidence of your personal abjectness, of impersonality, your "moral strength" might have its source in your stubbornness --or in your inability to envisage new ideals.
s dilemma is conveyed with the same perfunctoriness, the same abjectness, that characterizes his estrangement.
24) Thus, according to Nussbaum, Dante's Aristotelianism points in two directions: toward the type of Catholic liberalism of thinkers such as Jacques Maritain, John Courtney Murray, and David Tracy on the one hand, and toward Augustinian abjectness and shame on the other (See ibid.
Kevin Keegan w ill have been horrified by the abjectness of the defeat, although his legendary fair-mindedness demanded that he praise a Liverpool performance which over a painfully one-sided 90 minutes gave us men against mice.
The former theme is nevertheless skirted, especially toward the end (which the filmmakers seem to have abridged), when Lily's abjectness and her "poverty" briefly occupy our attention.
The successful resolution of the war will mean mitigating the abjectness that breeds terrorism.
It is an action to remind and re-terrorize and participants often find it difficult to imagine the state of abjectness ever coming to an end.
The organ strains come rich and resonant through the summer night, blended, sonorous, with that quality of abjectness and sublimation, as if the freed voices themselves were assuming the shapes and attitudes of crucifixions, ecstatic, solemn, and profound in gathering volume.
Every Jew bears in his blood the glory, the triumph, the misery, the abjectness of Israel.
But this time it was no deer, no ringing chorus of dogs running strong on a free scent, but a moiling yapping an octave too high, with something more than indecision and even abjectness in it, not even moving very fast, taking a long time to pass completely out of hearing, leaving even then somewhere in the air that echo, thin, slightly hysterical, abject, almost grieving, with no sense of a fleeing, unseen, smokecolored, grass-eating shape ahead of it, and Sam, who had taught him first of all to cock the gun and take position where he could see everywhere and then never move again, had himself moved up beside him; he could hear Sam breathing at his shoulder and he could see the arched curve of the old man's inhaling nostrils.
Theft, homosexuality, and betrayal were the three glorified evils, "the cardinal virtues" on which Genet established his abjectness and his mystery.
Untitled (Herm) is a clunky asteroid of foam, plaster, fiberglass, paint, and resin frozen midmetamorphosis from zygotic blob into a Darth Vader head shrouded in a glassy black membrane whose abjectness affects alien amniotic goo or precum.
Adulation is always odious, and when offered to men in power it corrupts them, by giving them improper ideas of their situation; and it debases those offering it by manifesting an abjectness founded on improper ideas of themselves.
The fact that such an abjectness followed a bit of pulpitpounding by Houllier about the penalties for lack of effort (do it right, or I'll replace you) won't have gone down too well with the French coach, particularly after equally dispiriting events at the Reebok.