For the present I will only say that this "landowner"—for so we used to call him, although he hardly spent a day of his life on his own estate—was a strange type, yet one pretty frequently to be met with, a type abject and vicious and at the same time senseless.
What an abject heart!
Am I so abject?
Because Smerdyakov is a man of the most abject character and a coward.
To my abject heart!
The captain was abject in his flattery of Kolya.
His abject and servile characteristics disappeared, his malicious and sarcastic cynicism was all that remained.
And I’ve been crying for five years, damned fool, abject, shameless I was!"
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She grew up in abject poverty; though she didn’t know it.