White Fang crawled slowly, cringing and grovelling in the abjectness
of his abasement and submission.
Bashti, who had lived so long that he was a philosopher who minded pain little and the loss of a finger less, chuckled and chirped his satisfaction and pride of achievement in the outcome, while his three old wives, who lived only at the nod of his head, fawned under him on the floor in the abjectness
of servile congratulation and worship.
His back was bowed up, the very opposite muscular position to that for a spring, while he drew his head more and more down and under his chest in utter abjectness
, resting his weight on his elbows and shielding his poor nose with his massive paws, a single stroke of which could have ripped the life of Collins quivering from his body.
Billy moaned and groaned in the abjectness
of humility and surrender, and let her have her way.
At such minutes there used to be a convulsive twinge at my heart, and I used to feel hot all down my back at the mere thought of the wretchedness of my attire, of the wretchedness and abjectness
of my little scurrying figure.
! I understand the 'prophet' with his sabre, on his steed: Allah commands and 'trembling' creation must obey!
of their servitude is incomprehensible to us.
Often forming a contingent alternative family, this gift-giving makes a relationship of commonality without community, solidarity without unity, through immediate connection to the other's very abjectness
beyond cultural mediation or identity labels.
It takes a rare nonchalance and, possibly, courage to reveal them to the world -- to give in to abjectness
and squalor and sloth.
Kristeva's "abjection" to define the way magic in Roman literature threatens the integrity of the body and patriarchal power, and she argues that this abjectness
led to the association of women with magic.
Or to give another example, Cruz-Malave (1996), in an important re-reading of Nuyorican literature, has explored how the figure of the homosexual is expelled from an island-bound national imaginary, but integrated into the experiences of marginality and abjectness
of diasporic expressions.
A mixture of abjectness
, duplicity, ridiculous conceit, and disgraceful abasement which renders him fit for all sorts of roles except for the most noble of all, that of man, which he abandons." (26)