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abase
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
treat as if of low worth — often of self
  • His moral force was abased into more than childish weakness.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (1% in)
  • If they would serve their fellowmen, let them do it by making manifest the power and reality of conscience, in constraining them to penitential self-abasement!
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (42% in)
  • Strengthened by years of hard and solemn trial, she felt herself no longer so inadequate to cope with Roger Chillingworth as on that night, abased by sin and half-maddened by the ignominy that was still new, when they had talked together in the prison-chamber.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (96% in)

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