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Sample sentences for the GRE study word abase

abase can be used as a verb

1.I believe in you my soul, the other I am must not abase itself to you. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.And never more abase our sight so lo. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.And will she yet abase her eyes on me. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.'I wouldn't abase myself by descending to hold no conversation with him,' replied the Dodger. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. - from The King James Bible
6.Thus saith the Lord GOD Remove the diadem, and take off the crown this shall not be the same exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. - from The King James Bible
7.How inscrutable are the ways of providence--for what great and mysterious purpose has it pleased heaven to abase the man once so elevated, and raise up him who was so abased. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.And you must not be abased to the other. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
9.His moral force was abased into more than childish weakness. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
10.For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. - from The King James Bible
11.But when, as in the case of Nicholas the Czar, the ringed crown of geographical empire encircles an imperial brain then, the plebeian herds crouch abased before the tremendous centralization. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
12.And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. - from The King James Bible
13.Civilized people, especially in our day, are neither elevated nor abased by the good or bad fortune of a captain. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
14.I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. - from The King James Bible
15.As God saith, "The horrible devils shall go and come upon the heads of damned folk" and this is, forasmuch as the higher that they were in this present life, the more shall they be abated abased and defouled in hell. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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