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abject
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Brave New World
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  • A look from Mustapha Mond reduced him to an abject silence.
  • A troop of newly arrived students, very young, pink and callow, followed nervously, rather abjectly, at the Director’s heels.
  • And the outbursts of an abject self-pity with which it alternated.
  • He pencilled his initials–two small pale letters abject at the feet of Mustapha Mond–and was about to return the paper without a word of comment or genial Ford-speed, when his eye was caught by something written in the body of the permit.
  • Henry Foster went out of his way to be friendly; Benito Hoover made him a present of six packets of sex-hormone chewing-gum; the Assistant Predestinator came out and cadged almost abjectly for an invitation to one of Bernard’s evening parties.
  • The young woman stood, smiling at him–an uncertain, imploring, almost abject smile.
  • Oh please, your fordship, please …" And in a paroxysm of abjection he threw himself on his knees before the Controller.
  • Pale, distraught, abject and agitated, he moved among his guests, stammering incoherent apologies, assuring them that next time the Savage would certainly be there, begging them to sit down and take a carotene sandwich, a slice of vitamin A pâté, a glass of champagne-surrogate.

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  • She grew up in abject poverty; though she didn’t know it.
  • an abject apology

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