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  • As they abased themselves before him, Mr. Micawber took a seat, and waved his hand in his most courtly manner.
  • We was to be umble to this person, and umble to that; and to pull off our caps here, and to make bows there; and always to know our place, and abase ourselves before our betters.
  • I was not so vexed at losing Agnes as I might have been, since it gave me an opportunity of making myself known to Traddles on the stairs, who greeted me with great fervour; while Uriah writhed with such obtrusive satisfaction and self-abasement, that I could gladly have pitched him over the banisters.

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  • This sent Albert into a frenzy of abasement.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Should I abase myself?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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