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Definition of Abjection


  1. The act of bringing down or humbling.
  2. The state of being rejected or cast out.
  3. A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.

Abject Quotations

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.
Jane Goodall

When you see in places like Africa and parts of Asia abject poverty, hungry children and malnutrition around you, and you look at yourself as being people who have well being and comforts, I think it takes a very insensitive, tough person not to feel they need to do something.
Ratan Tata

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
Baruch Spinoza
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Abjection Translations

abjection in Dutch is verachtelijkheid
abjection in German is Verwerflichkeit
abjection in Swedish is uselhet
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