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  • 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.
  • an abject apology

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