A Dictionary of the English Language
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Abjectness

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A'bjectness. n.s. [from abject.] The same with abjection; servility, meanness.

Servility and abjectness of humour is implicitely involved in the charge of lying; the condescending to that, being a mark of a disingenuous spirit. Government of the Tongue, § 8.

By humility I mean not the abjectness of a base mind: but a prudent care not to over-value ourselves upon any account. Grew's Cosmologia Sacra, b. ii. c. 7.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Grew, Nehemiah (36)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abjectness." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 12, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=420.


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