1. voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
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How To Use self-abasement In A Sentence

  • Admit what you don't know (self-abasement is not attractive, by the way) and listen to the information you are given. DISABILITY 101: SOME GUIDELINES
  • A few selections purely for the purposes of self-abasement follow.
  • It involves, onstage or off, complete self-abasement and (again whether in life or on stage) is very painful.
  • What's conservative about demanding people submit to public self-abasement?
  • By exacerbating the contradiction between self-determination and self-abasement, the way was cleared for an epochal resolution.
  • Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace - a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the Canadians received no international credit.
  • Europe's self-abasement comes just weeks after the last round of Eurozone crisis mismanagement. Europe Doesn't Need China's Money
  • Each character, from the children to the elders, responds to Grace's self-abasement by enacting the expected role of brute in their own particular way.
  • I realized that this self-abasement or internalized moralistic rebuke was what I had been writing about from the very beginning.
  • Is she bowed down before God in prostration of need, in conscious dejection of unworthiness, in passionate self-abasement and desire for that renewal which comes through renunciation?
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