“All it is public humiliation of these abjectly poor people, as well as criminalization,” Cowan says.
It is too abjectly selfish and groveling to command the least respect from a noble character or a great, tender soul.
His polished manners seemed to me abjectly servile with Edmee.
She slid to her knees, abjectly clasped his waist and laid her face against him.
They stood knee-deep in the clutter and lumber, facing each other abjectly.
He is timid and scared to the last degree, and abjectly anxious to please if it does not entail too much exertion.
The man had insulted him grossly, and had apologised as abjectly; that was his view of the incident.
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 was abjectly in love and abjectly submissive, and Claudia had never been so kind.
He had abjectly humbled himself before Cæsar, who treated him with kind respect.
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.