Examples of abjection in a Sentence
sees the corporate scandal as yet another sign of the general abjection of our society
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Chiron and Paula certainly suffer (and inflict suffering on each other), but they are liberated from the standard indie-film arc of abjection and redemption.
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Origin and Etymology of abjection
Middle English abjectioun “humbleness, abject state, outcasts,” borrowed from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French abjeccioun “rejection, outcasts,” borrowed from Late Latin abjectiōn-, abjectiō “casting away, rejection, humbled condition, humbleness,” going back to Latin, “dejection,” from abicere “to throw down” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abject
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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