Origin of abjection
Examples from the Web for abjection
This sublimeness combines with their abjection to overwhelm them and raise them up.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo|Victor Hugo
Tante's tears, her words and attitude of abjection, dispersed the nightmare horror.Tante|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
It is a disgrace to thee to go vagabonding about in this abjection.Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp|John Payne
Here the patience, the beauty, the abjection before the Devilish-Divine; there the defiance, the cult of the proud self.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
There is in the young girl all the abjection of the cad and of the school-boy.Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry|Charles Baudelaire
early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) "dejection, despondency," literally "a throwing away," noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).