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abasement

General Crossword Questions for “abasement”

  • In which villains get the lowdown?
  • Getting a place below is a humiliation
  • A shop floor humiliation
  • Mean beast set out to cause humiliation
  • Humiliation in a cellar
  • Degradation in a cellar
  • Humiliation for one reaching place for bargains

Encyclopedia

  • Self-abasement is voluntary self-punishment or humiliation in order to atone for some real or imagined wrongdoing. Self-abasement might have a religious aspect for those seeking humility before God, perhaps in the context of monastic or cenobitic lifestyle. — “Self-abasement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This article is within the scope of WikiProject Psychology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Psychology on Wikipedia. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Self-abasement". — “Talk:Self-abasement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Humiliation (also called stultification) is the abasement of pride, which creates mortification or leads to a state of being humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. It can be brought about through bullying, intimidation, physical or mental. — “Humiliation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • "For what end," thought she, giving vent to that feeling of hostility which is the only real abasement of the poor in presence of the rich,–"for what good end, in the wisdom of Providence, does that woman live? Must the whole world toil, that the palms of her hands may be kept white and delicate?" — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I have no sense of proportion, I know; my words and gestures do not express my ideas–they are a humiliation and abasement of the ideas, and therefore, I have no right–and I am too sensitive. — “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • But were the coming narrative to reveal in any instance, the complete abasement of poor Starbuck's fortitude, scarce might I have the heart to write it; for it is a thing most sorrowful, nay shocking, to expose the fall of valour in the soul. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • I would gladly draw a veil over our scandalous progress through peaceable Dornum, of the terrors I experienced when he introduced me as his friend, and as his English friend, and of the abasement I felt, too, as, linked arm in arm, we trod the three miles of road coastwards. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • The queen pressed her brother and the Emperor of Austria to appear to be wounded, as they really were, by the policy of Richelieu–the eternal object of which was the abasement of the house of Austria–to declare war against France, and as a condition of peace, to insist upon the dismissal of the cardinal; but as to love, there was not a single word about it in all the letter. — “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas

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