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.