For everybody else, public schools were the only option—and these institutions often had an abysmal record.
Over the last year, nothing he could do had much of an impact on his abysmal approval rating.
Harden paced the team with six, but, as if to compensate for this one bright spot, he shot the ball at an abysmal 20 percent.
For guys, Indiana Jones enjoyed a resurgence, thanks to the abysmal sequel that had just been released.
The two suffered through an abysmal dinner where they failed to find common ground on how to make Drive.
There was a vast silence about him, a silence as deep and unbroken as the abysmal pit in which he seemed to be floating.
But then it might all be real instead, and that was abysmal horror.
Not so with the man who has dwelt, untutored, for many years, amid these stupendous hills and abysmal gorges.
The Conservatives have never shown the abysmal hypocrisy of the Liberals.
What strange, abysmal vitality informs them is beyond all speculation.