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abased

General Crossword Questions for “abased”

  • Humbled
  • Cast down when discovered in a plot
  • Disgraced and embarrassed? Not Henry

Encyclopedia

  • When an ordinary is shown lower down the shield than its usual position , it is described as debased or abased or abaisse or dehanced. a fess abased - Per fess wavy abaisse [abased] argent and vert, a fess wavy abaisse per fess wavy. — “Variations of ordinaries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The municipality's arms might be described thus: Per fess abased argent three pickaxes palewise in fess, the middle one abased, gules, and gules a wheel spoked of six of the first. The pickaxes are a canting charge: "Pickaxe" is Pickel in German,. — “Gau-Bickelheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • < User:CALR. Jump to: navigation, search. aa aapa aapas aardvark aardvarks aardwolf aargh aas ab abaca abacas aback abacus abacuses abaft abalone abalones abandon abandoned abandons abase abashed abashes abashing abashment abasing abate abated abatement. — “User:CALR/Words - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • But any company would have been preferable to the doctor's, at whom he had always looked askance as a sort of beachcomber of superior intelligence partly reclaimed from his abased state. — “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad
  • Of some of these words I have just picked out we do not so easily discern the energy, by reason that the frequent use of them has in some sort abased their beauty, and rendered it common; as in our ordinary language there are many excellent phrases and metaphors to be met with, of which the beauty is withered by age, and the colour is sullied by too common handling; but that nothing lessens the relish to an understanding man, nor does it derogate from the glory of those ancient authors who, 'tis likely, first brought those words into that lustre. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • His moral force was abased into more than childish weakness. — “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I could do no less, under these circumstances, than make Mr. Micawber known to Uriah Heep and his mother; which I accordingly did. As they abased themselves before him, Mr. Micawber took a seat, and waved his hand in his most courtly manner. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • Behold! the great ones of the earth shall creep about thy feet, and its fair women shall cover up their eyes because of the shining glory of thy countenance, and its wise ones shall be abased before thee. — “She: A History of Adventure” by H Rider Haggard
  • But when, as in the case of Nicholas the Czar, the ringed crown of geographical empire encircles an imperial brain; then, the plebeian herds crouch abased before the tremendous centralization. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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