Now most of its residents, living in abject poverty, have been stripped of the very few material things that they possessed.
It has dragged Pakistan into disastrous confrontations short of war, which ended in abject retreat before India's superior power.
And for this embarrassment, he had to give an abject apology.
No, this brief delay must be a sign that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is destined to result in abject failure.
Our border is not secure because our federal government has been an abject failure at it.
The abject common-sense of his ex-fiance could be borne with perhaps more philosophy.
Mayhap some day I'll understand the riddle which their abject persons did represent.
Despite his subsequent surrender to Krishna, and abject worship of him, Indra is still incensed and bluntly refuses.
The Cæsar will never forgive me that I witnessed his abject humiliation.
Just you watch him, abject as a yaller dawg, squirming and writhing and crawling to meet the only gentleman in that country.
early 15c., "cast off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to throw away, cast off; degrade, humble, lower," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to throw" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative sense of "downcast, brought low" first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.