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A low or downcast state.  Synonyms: abasement, degradation.

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"Abjection" Quotes from Famous Books

... pretext for a constant grievance. Kate Croy remembered well what their mother, in a different quarter, had made of it; and it was Marian's marked failure to pluck the fruit of resentment that committed them, as sisters, to an almost equal fellowship in abjection. If the theory was that, yes, alas, one of the pair had ceased to be noticed, but that the other was noticed enough to make up for it, who would fail to see that Kate couldn't separate herself without a cruel pride? That lesson became ...
— The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 • Henry James

Words linked to "Abjection" :   humiliation, decadence, decadency, degeneration, depth, degeneracy

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