Citizens can still get arrested for criticizing royalty and are obliged to employ self-abasing
obsequiousness in any reference to the king.
He is more interested in the latter because he reformed the already self-abasing
Benedictine order in the eleventh century, making voluntary seif-flagellation "a central ascetic practice of the church" and thus accomplishing the thousand year struggle "to secure the triumph of pain seeking" (107).
Why did Upham, a moderate Congregationalist with a respect for science, present Madame Guyon's self-abasing
piety to his contemporaries as worthy of imitation rather than threatening?
Then there are those who are appalled he is coming back so soon after the grovelling, self-abasing
apology for his conduct that he made last month.
Readers familiar with the passionate longing for punishment, ravishment, and consummation expressed in religious verse of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Puritan and Anglican poets and clerics might also question Cima's suggestion that women's passionate and self-abasing
conversion testimonies were proof of domestic abuse victims' "desire to perform their sense of violation in an imperfect world" (63).
First, because modernity does not recognize limits save those created by willful individuals, its freedom is excessive and self-abasing
Austen brings them both to a point where they can speak of themselves in the same self-abasing
It is the Edwards who hallowed as a model of evangelical dedication the self-abasing
missionary David Brainerd--a melancholy young man kicked out of Yale College because of his "wildfire party zeal" for New Light preaching (rather than for the partying passions that now earn the censure of college deans and Tom Wolfe).
in his private medical practice, he was known to serve the poor gratis.
mind, as in this self-abasing
note in a pamphlet on Conservative Reform
Babylonian kings look, at best, self-abasing
and, at worst, ridiculous, especially when describing their own actions and reactions in previous diplomatic incidents.
Leaf is about the last athlete you'd expect to be self-abasing