All three had written long, abject articles in The Times, analysing the reasons for their defection and promising to make amends.
The great purges involving thousands of people, with public trials of traitors and thought-criminals who made abject confession of their crimes and were afterwards executed, were special show-pieces not occurring oftener than once in a couple of years.
We are not content with negative obedience, nor even with the most abject submission.
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She grew up in abject poverty; though she didn’t know it.