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  • that pride, that furious desire to hide that abject nakedness which we bring here with us, carry with us into operating rooms, carry stubbornly and furiously with us into the earth again.   (source)
    abject = extreme
  • In this progress I was much annoyed by the abject Pumblechook, who, being behind me, persisted all the way as a delicate attention in arranging my streaming hatband, and smoothing my cloak.   (source)
    abject = extremely submissive
  • Tell your master, Nelly, that I never, in all my life, met with such an abject thing as she is.   (source)
    abject = extremely miserable
  • To be a great and virtuous man appeared the highest honour that can befall a sensitive being; to be base and vicious, as many on record have been, appeared the lowest degradation, a condition more abject than that of the blind mole or harmless worm.   (source)
    abject = extremely bad
  • She'd been direct and forthright about his responsibilities: "I want you to spend the rest of your life in abject mourning," she'd said.†   (source)
  • Trying to picture the actual moment filled me with a mixture of excitement and abject terror.†   (source)
  • I was filled with a mix of rapt admiration and abject fear.†   (source)
  • All I wanted was to remember those hours forever, remember the sight of the once proud soldiers straggling past us in abject defeat.†   (source)
  • He doesn't often make these pronouncements, they are part of his abject position, his helplessness.†   (source)
  • He kissed her, lightly at first, but they drew closer, and when their tongues touched, a disembodied part of himself was abjectly grateful, for he knew he now had a memory in the bank and would be drawing on it for months to come.†   (source)
  • And Crake loved Oryx, no doubt there; he was almost abject about it.†   (source)
  • It was twenty-two sols of abject misery.†   (source)
  • I tell him about my loneliness and hunger at the Byrnes', the abject misery of the Grotes'.†   (source)
  • "Oh, God," Ben said, his voice dripping abject misery.†   (source)
  • They spun round and saw an abject steel man standing hunched in the doorway.†   (source)
  • With Salamander Army waiting abjectly for destruction, Leopard obligingly destroyed them.†   (source)
  • And slopes off—his abject loneliness clear.†   (source)
  • While people are worrying about things like the fact that a deli is overcharging some people by five cents for gingko biloba rings, there are human beings walking around our school in abject misery because no one will even say Good morning to them, or How was your weekend?†   (source)
  • The hedge dog, which had been approaching Danny and his mother, recoiled away from it, its green and shadowmarbled ears flattening, its tail coming down between its legs as its haunches flattened abjectly.†   (source)
  • Holmes apologized, claiming a dire need for money, and was so persuasive and abject that even Belknap felt mollified, although his distrust of Holmes persisted.†   (source)
  • Roy Lee stared in abject admiration.†   (source)
  • He is abjectly terrified.†   (source)
  • Transfixed, she remained crouched there for a moment, staring in abject horror at the scene before her.†   (source)
  • He apologized abjectly for the violence, but immediately began to badger her about helping with his transfer.†   (source)
  • And even though they were muffled by the fog, fear and abject terror were clearly audible in them.†   (source)
  • There was an unpleasant, shifty, abject expression on his face.†   (source)
  • I hesitated, not wanting to admit my abject poverty, at least not in so many words.†   (source)
  • He took a deep breath, then: "If you're innocent, you'll have my most abject apologies."†   (source)
  • They fell far short of the abject terror of entering that burning school, of finding the pretty Miss Lister cackling madly as she ran through the flames.†   (source)
  • There really is no relation between the massive accumulation of wealth in one part of the world and abject misery in another.†   (source)
  • Coming out here, pretending to be so abject and apologetic.†   (source)
  • The housewife, traveling alone, who had been, during their passage, a rather flirtatious girl, became a housewife once again: her face responded to her proddings as abjectly as her hat.†   (source)
  • Oh, let me show how abject I can be, dear Fairy Wogdog.†   (source)
  • I was expecting abject horror.†   (source)
  • She knew there was no malice in either of them; and that only the abject terror of the weak kept them from giving whatever bit of information it was they had and were consciously withholding.†   (source)
  • The man who made it possible, a foreigner, lost his serenity forever, became involved in the sloughs of abjection and misery, and years later was cut to pieces by a train after he had fallen asleep on the tracks.†   (source)
  • The repeated three-beat has the force of some abject faith, a desperate kind of will toward magic and accident.†   (source)
  • I took my schedule, my map, and my abject horror and made my way to class, reading it again and again as I went.†   (source)
  • This is what a punished dog feels— this abject longing, wretchedness, fear, and utter helplessness.†   (source)
  • Gold and silver mines were the dream of all adventurers: a mine could plunge you into abject poverty, kill you with tuberculosis, or make you a rich man overnight.†   (source)
  • He did not know whether to dart through the door to freedom or collapse on the bed to fall in love with her and place himself abjectly at her mercy again.†   (source)
  • But now suddenly the morning was shattered and Lucy Knox was in a state of abject terror.†   (source)
  • But when Brand and Robert brought Aphra, so abject and miserable, they all of them seemed to lose the appetite for it, and one by one they melted away.†   (source)
  • To Michelle and Chrissie and little Nina, perhaps it seemed that the plane would disintegrate in flight and that they would be cast into the black sky, be spun away from one another, plummeting in their separate seats to three separate deaths, each abjectly alone at the instant of impact.†   (source)
  • I did obtain an unusually large quota for the Instituteand only by the special favor of some very special connections-but I feel abjectly guilty if this proved insufficient.†   (source)
  • I am reminded that there are limits to my power, and some circumstances must be borne with as much grace as one can muster, even if it means spending several days in abject misery, clutching a pan like a life preserver.†   (source)
  • And me, five feet, eight inches of abject terror.†   (source)
  • But this paled in comparison to the abject horror they exhibited upon seeing Mina.†   (source)
  • What belief did I ever hold in my father, whose daily life I so often ridiculed and looked upon with such abject shame?†   (source)
  • The construction worker looked abject.†   (source)
  • They filled their letters and diaries with references to "the ruthless invader who is seeking to reduce us to abject slavery."†   (source)
  • By the first week of November, the team was beset by something approaching abject panic.†   (source)
  • This abjectly simple sentence seemed to disturb Franny rather more than a continued silence would have.†   (source)
  • He leaned to whisper in my ear, his voice suddenly abject.†   (source)
  • The mere fact of the assault was not what left her unstrung—it was nothing new, she had been nearly raped by a woman guard months before, shortly after her arrival—nor was it Wilhelmine's response in her mad scramble for safety after Floss had gone upstairs ("You must not tell the Commandant," she had said with a snarl, then repeated the same words as if imploring Sophie in abject fear, before scuttling out of the room.†   (source)
  • My father was slumped on the chair, shoulders sagging, head bowed, his forearms resting lifelessly on his thighs in a posture of abject surrender.†   (source)
  • Now, so quickly, they had become abject.†   (source)
  • In a frenzy he poured joyous abjectness on paper to send to her, and he went to bed purified, as a man is after sexual love.†   (source)
  • Insofar as we view the whole matter abstractly, nothing in the world, not even abject poverty, is more degrading and, ultimately, dehumanizing--at least in potential--than police work.†   (source)
  • Anything else would have been abject surrender.†   (source)
  • Abject apologies for the delay.†   (source)
  • The young woman stood, smiling at him–an uncertain, imploring, almost abject smile.   (source)
    abject = extremely submissive
  • And the outbursts of an abject self-pity with which it alternated.   (source)
    abject = extreme
  • And in a paroxysm of abjection he threw himself on his knees before the Controller.   (source)
    abjection = extreme submissiveness
  • All three had written long, abject articles in The Times, analysing the reasons for their defection and promising to make amends.   (source)
    abject = extremely submissive
  • The great purges involving thousands of people, with public trials of traitors and thought-criminals who made abject confession of their crimes and were afterwards executed, were special show-pieces not occurring oftener than once in a couple of years.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    abject = extremely low and submissive
  • A troop of newly arrived students, very young, pink and callow, followed nervously, rather abjectly, at the Director's heels.   (source)
    abjectly = in an extremely submissive manner
  • 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.   (source)
  • Rise, and don't degrade yourself into an abject reptile — DON'T!   (source)
    abject = extremely low and submissive
  • Yet mine shall not be the submission of abject slavery.   (source)
    abject = extremely bad
  • From the foldings of its robe, it brought two children; wretched, abject, frightful, hideous, miserable.   (source)
    abject = extremely miserable
  • In his abject defeat lies his supreme triumph.†   (source)
  • As for me, I shuffled along in abject terror, my shield raised, my sword dragging.†   (source)
  • I am certain I must have looked the idiot, my mouth sagging open in abject horror.†   (source)
  • She would be abject, she would cling and grovel.†   (source)
  • -or are you becoming one of those abject altruists who has no answer to that question any longer?†   (source)
  • And in that I was like the ragged Africans who were so abject in the town we serviced.†   (source)
  • I am abject.†   (source)
  • Abjectly grateful; abject gratitude in a wife being, no doubt, a prime commodity on Verringer's spiritual exchange.†   (source)
  • Not too many people would work there if they'd had other choices, was what he felt on the day he went for the interview; which might have accounted for the slightly abject manner of the interviewers.†   (source)
  • But so successful was this venture that Magrathea itself soon became the richest planet of all time and the rest of the Galaxy was reduced to abject poverty.†   (source)
  • Her scream is short but deafening, and in its wake I am aware for the first time of Agloe's abject silence.†   (source)
  • "I think more than ever of the value of the island," he wrote to Harry Codman, "and of the importance of using all possible, original means of securing impervious screening, dense massive piles of foliage on its borders; with abundant variety of small detail in abject subordination to general effect….†   (source)
  • Abjectly grateful; abject gratitude in a wife being, no doubt, a prime commodity on Verringer's spiritual exchange.†   (source)
  • At the moment of her climax — which she attempts to disguise as pain — she always says no. In addition, she implies, by her shrinking and clinging, her abject imploring, that she's offering him her body as a kind of payment — something she owes him in return for the money he's spent on her behalf, as in some overdone melodrama featuring evil bankers and virtuous but penniless maidens.†   (source)
  • He grinned abjectly at the gunslinger.†   (source)
  • "So, uh," I say as I notice Shari, a look of abject shock on her face, weaving her way through the guests toward me, "I just want to say congratulations to Vicky and Craig.†   (source)
  • His moods swung from high to low, then lower still with the arrival of a packet of letters from Abigail filled with abject loneliness and accusing him of neglecting her.†   (source)
  • He told Colin this sometimes, when Colin would come home from school sullen, tired of the Abdominal Snowman, tired of pretending that his abject friendlessness didn't bother him.†   (source)
  • How can she be so abject?†   (source)
  • The only thing that mattered was the abject entreaty, the adoration of the cloud of all-power—forty softly throbbing bodies arrayed along the walls.†   (source)
  • He found her in the dark bedrooms of captured towns, especially in the most abject ones, and he would make her materialize in the smell of dry blood on the bandages of the wounded, in the instantaneous terror of the danger of death, at all times and in all places.†   (source)
  • I swear, it was Elinor I thought of as I watched him collapse like that: how the sight of him, so utterly abject, would break her heart.†   (source)
  • 'Mind your own business,' the man barked gruffly, lifting his stick as though he might beat her too, and the woman retreated sheepishly with an abject and humiliated air.†   (source)
  • The color of his pallor, however, was a curiously basic white—unmixed, that is, with the greens and yellows of guilt or abject contrition.†   (source)
  • I think it must convince even the French Court that we are reduced to a weak and abject state and that we have lost all that spirit and dignity which once appeared in the proceedings of Congress.†   (source)
  • Many times—and now Rufus sat very still, pressing darkness against his eyes, listening to the music—he had, suddenly, without knowing that he was going to, thrown the whimpering, terrified Leona onto the bed, the floor, pinned her against a table or a wall; she beat at him, weakly, moaning, unutterably abject; he twisted his fingers in her long pale hair and used her in whatever way he felt would humiliate her most.†   (source)
  • I withdrew my hand from her body and sat back and folded my arms across my chest, head tilted, as a sign of resignation, of being abject before a mystery, a young man unstatus'd and base.†   (source)
  • The purpose of man's life, say both, is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.†   (source)
  • -Always, at every moment, asleep and awake, during the most sublime and most abject moments, Amaranta thought about Rebeca, because solitude had made a selection in her memory and had burned the dimming piles of nostalgic waste that life had accumulated in her heart, and had purified, magnified and eternalized the others, the most bitter ones.†   (source)
  • Somehow, perhaps by his own error, these pages from the diary, or "Peace Journal," as he called it, would be included with a report that went off to Philadelphia and were later read aloud in Congress to mock Adams for his abject vanity.†   (source)
  • "These are just plain, ordinary people, Mr. Galt," said Chick Morrison in a tone intended to project their abject humility.†   (source)
  • Increasingly, however, the subject uppermost in mind was himself, as waves of loneliness, feelings of abject discontent over his circumstances, dissatisfaction with his own nature, seemed at times nearly to overwhelm him.†   (source)
  • She who had held her ground against war, plague, and abject loneliness, who had faced one dread uncertainty after another through the worst of times, steadfastly, never flinching by all appearances, looked upon "hazarding" a voyage over the North Atlantic with nothing less than horror.†   (source)
  • It is a desire that has reduced my mind, my will, my being, my power to exist into an abject dependence upon you-not even upon the Dagny Taggart whom I admired-but upon your body, your hands, your mouth and the few seconds of a convulsion of your muscles.†   (source)
  • Looking at himself in the bathroom mirror he had said to himself, in abject misery, "Well, you're not so pretty yourself.†   (source)
  • As for the starveling rebels of our region, they soon began to reappear in the town, more starved and abject, their blackened rags hanging on them, men who only a few weeks before had thought they had found a fetish powerful enough to cause the guns of their enemies to bend and to turn bullets to water.†   (source)
  • "Please," I pleaded, not needing to feign abjection.†   (source)
  • Please excuse me," she repeated abjectly.†   (source)
  • He finds fulfillment in a sense of abject humility.†   (source)
  • Then it seemed to him that he could see her-- something, prone, abject; her eyes perhaps.†   (source)
  • From this broken state I passed into an almost abject felicity.†   (source)
  • We are infinitely abject, shuffling past with our eyes shut.†   (source)
  • She had to appease him with the most abject of apologies.†   (source)
  • The still, abject, downlooking voice reached him.†   (source)
  • She spoke quietly, with that abjectness of pride.†   (source)
  • He takes my devotion; he accepts my tremulous, no doubt abject offering, mixed with contempt as it is for his mind.†   (source)
  • And while Mrs. Anticol stayed pious, it was his idea of grand apostasy to drive to the reform synagogue on the high holidays and park his pink-eye nag among the luxurious, whirl-wired touring cars of the rich Jews who bared their heads inside as if they were attending a theater, a kind of abjectness in them that gave him grim entertainment to the end of his life.†   (source)
  • Most abject of God's fools!†   (source)
  • Sometimes a cultured voice came from the shadows: "Madam, my abject apologies for disturbing you, but could I have water for myself and my horse?"†   (source)
  • He collapses into abject begging.†   (source)
  • An amusing and instructive example of a great hero's abject failure will be found in the Finnish Kalevala, Runos IV—VIII, where Vainamoinen fails in his wooing, first of Aino, and then of the "maid of Pohjola.†   (source)
  • A Navajo hogan, some abjectly poor little huddle of Mexican huts, or a company of Monsignori and Cardinals at Rome—it was all the same.†   (source)
  • …not on my brother's face whom I did not know I possessed and hence never missed, but my father's, out of the shadow of whose absence my spirit's posthumeity has never escaped; —at what moment thinking, watching the eagerness which was without abjectness, the humility which surrendered no pride—the entire proffering of the spirit of which the unconscious aping of clothes and speech and mannerisms was but the shell—thinking what cannot I do with this willing flesh and bone if I wish;…†   (source)
  • Cottard was looking almost abject.†   (source)
  • Rex, in the comparative freedom of London, became abject to Julia; he planned his life about hers, going where he would meet her, ingratiating himself with those who could report well of him to her; he sat on a number of charitable committees in order to be near Lady Marchmain; he offered his services to Brideshead in getting him a seat in Parliament (but was there rebuffed); he expressed a keen interest in the Catholic Church until he found that this was no way to Julia's heart.†   (source)
  • But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery, and the sacrifice of wealth and chastity which used to be said to be the greatest of human disasters, a mere flea-bite in comparison.†   (source)
  • …saying, then comprehending that and still half turned and then all of a sudden kind of reared back and flinging his head up, looking at Wash and Wash standing there, not cringing either, in that attitude dogged and quiet and not cringing, and Sutpen said, 'What about the dress?' and Grandfather said it was Sutpen's voice that was short and sharp: not Wash's; that Wash's voice was just flat and quiet, not abject: just patient and slow: 'I have knowed you for going on twenty years now.†   (source)
  • …with their superstitions, their groundless panics, the susceptibilities of people whose nerves are always on the stretch; with their fixed idea of talking the least possible about plague and nevertheless talking of it all the time; with their abject terror at the slightest headache, now they know headache to be an early symptom of the disease; and, lastly, with their frayed, irritable sensibility that takes offense at trifling oversights and brings tears to their eyes over the loss of…†   (source)
  • "If I don't get a hold on myself," she thought, "I'll be squalling like a scalded cat!" and the sight of Prissy's abject terror helped steady her.†   (source)
  • Still the man stood silent and abject.†   (source)
  • It was a moaning wail, loud, with a quality at once passionate and abject, that seemed to be speaking clearly to something in a tongue which he knew was not his tongue nor that of any man.†   (source)
  • Both voices were distinguishable, yet the belllike and abject wailing seemed to come from a single throat, as though the two beasts crouched flank to flank.†   (source)
  • He could see now what he discovered that he had known all the time: the idle men in the restaurant, with their cigarettes bobbing as they spoke to her in passing, and she going back and forth, constant, downlooking, and abject.†   (source)
  • From a distance, quite faint though quite clear, he can hear the sonorous waves of massed voices from the church: a sound at once austere and rich, abject and proud, swelling and falling in the quiet summer darkness like a harmonic tide.†   (source)
  • It moved them: the temporary and abject helplessness of that which tantalised and frustrated desire; the smooth and superior shape in which volition dwelled doomed to be at stated and inescapable intervals victims of periodical filth.†   (source)
  • Her hair was loose and her eyes looked like two holes and her mouth was as bloodless now as the pillow behind her, and as she seemed in that attitude of alarm and surprise to contemplate with a kind of outraged unbelief the shape of her body beneath the covers, she gave again that loud, abject, wailing cry.†   (source)
  • She sits upright, the child at her breast, crying, not loud and not hard, but with a patient and hopeless abjectness, not hiding her face.†   (source)
  • Her face was lifted, almost with pride, her attitude of formal abjectness a part of the pride, her voice calm and tranquil and abnegant in the twilight.†   (source)
  • The organ strains come rich and resonant through the summer night, blended, sonorous, with that quality of abjectness and sublimation, as if the freed voices themselves were assuming the shapes and attitudes of crucifixions, ecstatic, solemn, and profound in gathering volume.†   (source)
  • It halted only long enough to disgorge the two dogs: a thousand costly tons of intricate and curious metal glaring and crashing up and into an almost shocking silence filled with the puny sounds of men, to vomit two gaunt and cringing phantoms whose droopeared and mild faces gazed with sad abjectness about at the weary, pale faces of men who had not slept very much since night before last, ringing them about with something terrible and eager and impotent.†   (source)
  • You, you, you are the cause of my abject cowardice!†   (source)
  • But there are millions of poor people, abject people, dirty people, ill fed, ill clothed people.†   (source)
  • With a final, most abject and cringing bow, the old Jew shuffled out of the room.†   (source)
  • He was abject before Wolf Larsen and almost grovelled to Johansen.†   (source)
  • The storm passed, however, before Carley sank into abject and open wretchedness.†   (source)
  • That which had seemed almost to make him abject gave way to a pale and bitter dignity.†   (source)
  • Then something abject in him gave place to rage.†   (source)
  • Jim told me he had been received at first with an abject display of the most amicable sentiments.†   (source)
  • At the sudden screech there was a movement of abject terror through that wedged mass of bodies.†   (source)
  • Inwardly he was reduced to an abject pulp by these chance words.†   (source)
  • He may be abject as a citizen; but he is dangerous as a fanatic.†   (source)
  • When he did it was to shrink back in abject terror from that loop of rope dangling before his eyes.†   (source)
  • It came, and life seemed something abject and monstrous.†   (source)
  • I meant well—I apologize—abjectly apologize.†   (source)
  • He commenced by being abjectly lachrymose.†   (source)
  • The culprit was moved to a few abject tears by these words and their pathetic tone.†   (source)
  • It was in the likeness of an abject and creeping tortoise.†   (source)
  • But I shall never be anything but abject with the young; they touch me and appeal to me too much.†   (source)
  • 'Well, well, then—Bill Sikes,' said the Jew, with abject humility.†   (source)
  • Then, what submission, what cringing and fawning, what servility, what abject humiliation!†   (source)
  • My harassed face struck me as revolting in the extreme, pale, angry, abject, with dishevelled hair.†   (source)
  • To whom could that abject use of "thou" be addressed?†   (source)
  • Miserable little propitiators of a remorseless Idol, how abject we were to him!†   (source)
  • The den upon which his eye now rested was abject, dirty, fetid, pestiferous, mean, sordid.†   (source)
  • Because Smerdyakov is a man of the most abject character and a coward.†   (source)
  • He is the most depraved, and abjectly vicious specimen of that class of men.†   (source)
  • A reprieve, to one abject and wretched as Abiram, temporarily produced the same effects as a pardon.†   (source)
  • The supreme floating visions are abject.†   (source)
  • The captain was abject in his flattery of Kolya.†   (source)
  • But the words were hardly uttered, before the smile was struck out of his face and succeeded by an expression of such abject terror and despair, as froze the very blood of the two gentlemen below.†   (source)
  • Pike, who had been trembling abjectly, took heart at this open mutiny, and sprang upon his overthrown leader.†   (source)
  • You went to her and held the guilty secret over her head, leading her a life of abject terror and humiliation by threatening to tell on her.†   (source)
  • Sometimes the old model who kept the school ventured to remonstrate with him, but his expostulations quickly gave way before the violent insolence of the painter to abject apologies.†   (source)
  • Her innate dignity would always keep her from making the gift abjectly; and a day might even come (as it once had) when she would find strength to take it altogether back if she thought she were doing it for his own good.†   (source)
  • A lad whose face had borne an expression of exalted courage, the majesty of he who dares give his life, was, at an instant, smitten abject.†   (source)
  • In those regions, that were almost slums, what a modest existence, abject, if you please, but delightful, nourished by tranquillity and happiness, he would have consented to lead indefinitely.†   (source)
  • The verandah was empty by then, the noise and movement in court had ceased: a great silence fell upon the building, in which, somewhere far within, an oriental voice began to whine abjectly.†   (source)
  • I say nothing about the social mistake, which would have been abject, which, of course, I would not have allowed, but I assure you that in any case the whole thing would have been an absolute failure.†   (source)
  • They were horribly afraid of him at first, somehow,—which offended me rather, for I was conceited about him; but his ways seemed so mild, and he was so abject, that after a time they received him and took his education in hand.†   (source)
  • He steered with no end of a swagger while you were by; but if he lost sight of you, he became instantly the prey of an abject funk, and would let that cripple of a steamboat get the upper hand of him in a minute.†   (source)
  • He was abject, crushed.†   (source)
  • But those who saw the fugitive nearer, and perceived the abject terror on his perspiring face, being themselves in the open roadway, did not share in the doctor's contempt.†   (source)
  • She had seen the danger exemplified in more than one of her associates—in young Ned Silverton, for instance, the charming fair boy now seated in abject rapture at the elbow of Mrs. Fisher, a striking divorcee with eyes and gowns as emphatic as the head-lines of her "case."†   (source)
  • He had been obliged to offer an abject apology to Mr. Alleyne for his impertinence but he knew what a hornet's nest the office would be for him.†   (source)
  • White Fang crawled slowly, cringing and grovelling in the abjectness of his abasement and submission.†   (source)
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