abject (adj.) Old form(s): abiect
mean-spirited, despicable, contemptible
1H6 V.v.49[Suffolk to all] Disgrace not so your king / That he should be so abject, base, and poor
2H6 II.iv.11[Gloucester as if to Duchess] The abject people gazing on thy face / With envious looks
2H6 IV.i.105[Suffolk to himself, of the sailors] these paltry, servile, abject drudges
2H6 V.i.25[York to himself, of Buckingham's questions] I am so angry at these abject terms
H8 I.i.127[Buckingham to Norfolk, of Wolsey] his eye reviled / Me as his abject object
TC III.iii.128[Ulysses as if to Nature] what things there are / Most abject in regard, and dear in use!
TC III.iii.162[Ulysses to Achilles, of a fallen horse] Lie there for pavement to the abject rear
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