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abase
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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treat as if of low worth — often of self
  • Oh, there's a great deal of humiliation and self-abasement about it, but it all comes from pride....
    Book 4 — Lacerations (60% in)
  • Throughout their revels he kept close to his adored mistress, who was at the banquet with him and was more charming and fascinating to him than ever—he did not leave her side, abasing himself in his homage before her.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (62% in)

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