German final secondary school exam, 1863, short for abiturium, from Modern Latin abitorire “to wish to leave,” desiderative of Latin abire (neuter plural abitum) “to go away,” from ab- “away” (see ab-) + ire “to go” (see ion).
Do they not offer homage willingly to abitur of the Mountains?
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Douay Bible. . Historical Examples Nadab and Abiu for offering strange fire, are burnt by fire. The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched: abject poverty. contemptible; despicable; base-spirited: an abject coward. shamelessly servile; slavish. Obsolete. cast aside. Contemporary Examples It has dragged Pakistan into disastrous confrontations short of war, which ended in abject retreat before India’s superior power. David’s Book Club: Pakistan, Between Mosque and Military David Frum April 22, 2012 No, […]
the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible. the act of humiliating. Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus. Historical Examples There is in the young girl all the abjection of the cad and of the school-boy. Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry Charles Baudelaire He wanted in that abjection to triumph over the entire […]
tending to degrade, humiliate, or demoralize: the abjective influences of his early life.