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Sentences with the adjective Abject

2 examples:

For a club that has won its last three championships on the final day of the season, this was an abject way to give up the fight.
(The Independent - Football, )

IAN LADYMAN AT THE BRITANNIA STADIUM: It’s decision time again at Old Trafford and after another abject afternoon for Louis van Gaal’s team here in Staffordshire.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Sentence with the comparative degree of the adjective Abject

1 example:

If beggars do not hate the rest of us, they are even more abject than I had imagined.
(Mason Cooley)

Sentence with the relative superlative degree of the adjective Abject

1 example:

The absence of love is the most abject pain.
(Herr Lipp)

Other sentences

75 examples:

Tom, a self-made millionaire, had lived in abject poverty as a child.

Our vision of globalization empowers each and every person on the planet to be the best they can be, not to live in abject subjugation to a corporate governing body.

I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.
(Kirk Douglas)

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
(Baruch Spinoza)

Palestinians need not live in abject poverty.
(The New York Times - World News, )

For Scotland, trips to Tbilisi have become a form of abject torture.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Seen from any viewpoint, this was a day of abject failure for the Tories.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Only on Kickstarter could a $2 billion acquisition be considered an abject failure.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Dave Hockaday did his duty, and attempted to put a positive spin on an abject defeat.
(The Independent - Football, )

Raised in Central Falls, RI, Davis went from abject poverty to a Hollywood celebrity.
(Forbes - Business, )

As it stands, this abysmal romantic comedy serves as an abject lesson against vanity filmmaking.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

They never won an NCAA tournament game until last year after 66 years of complete abject futility.
(Forbes - Business, )

His treacly, inescapable 2004 single "You're Beautiful" earned huge sales and abject loathing from critics.
(August Brown in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

England will attempt to move quickly on from their abject failure in the World Cup by looking to new horizons.
(The Independent - Cricket, )

Tottenham lost their fourth home Barclays Premier League match of the season to Stoke and were abject again at the Lane.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown calls their performance in the heavy One-Day Cup defeat by Essex "abject".
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

But artist Gina Wynbrandt’s first book takes seemingly innocuous girl culture and transforms it into something humorously abject.
(Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Manuel Valls's explosive words today sparked a wide-ranging debate about the abject failure of EU 'open border' immigration policies.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Referee Andre Marriner has issued an abject apology after he sent off the wrong player in Arsenal’s humiliating -0 defeat by Chelsea.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Wayne Rooney has splashed out on another racehorse, despite two of his earlier forays into the world of racing ending in abject failure.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Last weekend’s abject defeat at home to Crystal Palace was their third loss in four games and left Cardiff six points adrift of safety.
(The Independent - Football, )

It might be more accurately described as an abominable stretch of abject humiliation for the nation's oldest major collegiate conference.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

PAUL NEWMAN: Only in Test cricket can a team put in such an abject display yet still take the plaudits for what remains a great achievement.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

England coach Stuart Lancaster and captain Chris Robshaw issued abject apologies after Australia dumped the host nation out of the World Cup.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says it is "impossible to play better" after his side brushed aside an abject Spurs team at the Etihad.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy warns that planned industrial action by NI Water staff could cause "abject misery" for households.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of society, the people slip back into abject poverty.
(Forbes - Business, )

Andrew M. Cuomo’s enthusiasm was hard to miss, but the obstacles of abject poverty and a poorly developed infrastructure were equally apparent.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the figures exposed the abject failure of the criminal justice system to get to grips with repeat offenders.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The word abject is defined in the OED as that which is “rejected, cast out, expelled”; it also means “despicable, wretched, self-abasing”.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Nick Easter rolled back the years to inspire Harlequins to a richly deserved victory as the Londoners made a mockery of their abject domestic form.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The CEO of VW's U.S. business used the launch of the new Passat to issue an abject apology, after the automaker was caught rigging emissions tests.
(CNBC, )

The former Manchester City forward was abject against Costa Rica, fluffing two decent chances in the first half and offering little after the break.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

NASSER HUSSAIN: It seems to happen after every single World Cup that someone near to the top of English cricket gets the sack for our abject failure.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Seen in these images is the abject poverty of rural North Korea, snapped along the railway from Russia to Pyongyang, compared to the capital cityscape.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

PAUL NEWMAN AT THE MCG: England will do well to avoid a humiliating whitewash at the hands of Australia after an abject fourth Test defeat in Melbourne.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Watford produced one of their better attacking displays of the season to put an abject Charlton Athletic to the sword in a -0 victory at Vicarage Road.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The abject failure to deliver the "beauty of democracy" was one of the chief reasons behind the Paris attacks, says Belgian soccer star Vincent Kompany.
(CNN - World Sport, )

Reaction to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on how to go about reforming or abolishing the Senate ranged from abject disappointment, to abject joy.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

PAUL NEWMAN AT TRENT BRIDGE: England look about as likely to win the World Cup as Manchester United do the Premier League after another abject performance.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Passengers are treated like fodder; no one takes responsibility for abject failure and not even the ‘duty spokesman’ knew the answer to most of my questions.
(Daily Mail - News, )

In case anybody was running away with the idea that Peter Moores was an abject failure as England’s coach, their player of the year begged to differ yesterday.
(The Independent - Cricket, )

Mick McCarthy inspired lowly Ipswich to their first win in 13 attempts as they saw off an abject Birmingham side in a largely lacklustre encounter at St Andrew's.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The Communist Party styles Senor Castro as devoted to advancing the public good in a country where the majority of the 11 million residents live in abject poverty.
(Daily Mail - News, )

King County Sheriff John Urquhart says the war on drugs was an 'abject failure,’ and praises the residents of Washington state who decided to legalize marijuana.
(The Early Edition in CBC News - World, )

Watch six moments that sum up England's abject performance in their -1 defeat by Iceland, a nation ranked 34th in the world and with a population of only 330,000.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

You can be as clever, thoughtful, loving or otherwise talented as you like; but if you don’t fit into the Willerton mould, you are made to feel an abject failure.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Roy Hodgson resigned minutes after an abject England crashed out of Euro 2016 last night – humbled by tiny Iceland, the lowest ranked team left in the competition.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A dream home debut from Mathias Ranegie and a double from Troy Deeney saw Watford claim a -0 victory over an abject Blackpool who are unable to buy a win at present.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

His judgement on the abject manner in which his “scared” team – and this is unquestionably his team – gave up on the Champions League was brutal and all too true.
(The Independent - Football, )

Danny Ward came off the bench to score a second half hat-trick as Huddersfield capitalised on an abject Watford performance to end the season on a high with a -1 victory.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

But his abject failure to halt the Juncker juggernaut, which gained the support of 26 out of 28 leaders, was an even sadder moment for Mr Cameron himself, and for Britain.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

England's abject cricket World Cup record endures after it is knocked out of the competition before the group stage has even ended thanks to a miserable defeat to Bangladesh.
(CNN - World Sport, )

England produced an abject performance as they played out a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland on Sunday, however Adam Lallana insists this won't happen again against Slovenia.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

With some of the worst traffic congestion in Asia, Jakarta--where Jokowi, as the president-elect is known, has been governor--is an abject lesson in why not to misallocate such resources.
(Forbes - Business, )

Fulham boss Felix Magath accused his players of lacking the fight to survive after his club's 10-year stay in the Barclays Premier League came to an end with an abject -1 defeat at Stoke.
(The Independent - Football, )

England's abject defeat by New Zealand in Wellington ranks as one of their darkest days not only at a World Cup but in their entire history of playing the game, as these shocking stats prove.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Not only have the Australian cricket team lost most of their dignity after being thrashed at Lord's, but they have also kissed goodbye to millions of pounds because of their abject performances.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Richard Williams, the controversial father of tennis champs Venus and Serena, has written a book about growing up in abject poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana, and his run-ins with the Ku Klux Klan.
(Daily Mail - News, )

For all the race wins, and even near misses, there are moments of abject agony that go unnoticed to most spectators when the pain in her legs is so intense the last thing she wants to do is pedal on.
(The Independent - Sport, )

When presidential candidate Marina Silva takes to the stump, she shares compelling details of her life story: rising from abject poverty in the Amazon to become a senator with an advanced degree in psychoanalysis.
(Vincent Bevins in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

After the abject performance at Lord’s in which they were mauled by a relentless, rampant Australia who put their foot on the gas on the first morning and kept it there, this might come as a surprising proposition.
(The Independent - Cricket, )

For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster.
(Barbara Demick in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

The abject failure of those responsible for staging this Heineken Cup semi-final to attract anything resembling a decent crowd meant that more people were in the vicinity when the Brinks Mat gold heist was carried out.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Whether David Sedaris’s call for litter louts to be systematically reduced to a state of “abject paranoia” will feature in the Commons Communities and Local Government Committee report on the subject, is doubtful.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Match of the Day 2 Extra's Mark Chapman and pundits discuss Newcastle's "appalling" and "abject" -0 defeat against Southampton in the Premier League, and feel the "writing is on the wall" for Alan Pardew's future as manager.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

PAUL NEWMAN: England started their search for the answer to the puzzling question of how they could be so abject in a crushing defeat by Sri Lanka at Durham so soon after showing genuine potential against the same opponents at The Oval.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

PAUL NEWMAN AT THE AGEAS BOWL: England are perfectly placed to end close to a year of abject misery by finishing off a job they have started with four highly impressive days and level this Investec series with victory in the third Test.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Two goals apiece from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson and one each from Daniel Agger and Fabio Borini told the sorry one-sided story of what could only be described as an abject surrender: Newcastle's biggest home defeat since 1925.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

After a few years of abject disappointment in the lack of policy reforms and the general political chaos of the national government, the rupee currency hit a low, foreign investment has dried up and the country seems spent for inspiration.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

State prosecutors were yesterday accused of “abject failure” to ensure two defence companies answer allegations of marketing torture equipment at the world’s largest arms fair in London after a private case against the firms collapsed.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

So it was that, while Glencore’s billionaire chief and his entourage were looking at a loss of some of their multi-million dollar fortunes, tens of thousands of residents of mining communities in some of the poorest parts of Africa were facing abject poverty.
(The Independent - Business, )

A senior United Nations official says the abject poverty and horror resulting from attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group in Africa's Lake Chad basin are at their worst and called for increased relief funding for its 3 million people and broader international engagement in the region.
(Fox News - World, )

Early in “American Honey,” a charismatically skeevy character named Jake jumps on a checkout stand in a Midwestern discount store to dance to Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” The focus of his attention, a young woman named Star, soon enough leaves behind her abject family life to hop in a van with Jake’s...
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

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