It has dragged Pakistan into disastrous confrontations short of war, which ended in abject retreat before India's superior power.
No, this brief delay must be a sign that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is destined to result in abject failure.
Unemployment has soared and one-third of the population lives in abject poverty, says John Ging, the UNRWA office director.
The girls helped their mothers prepare a simple meal as the men smoked outside and reflected on their abject state.
But standing in their way is mighty Brazil, for whom anything less than a sixth success would go down as an abject failure.
The abject common-sense of his ex-fiance could be borne with perhaps more philosophy.
Better live, to write your own tale than be the abject one to another.
Despite his subsequent surrender to Krishna, and abject worship of him, Indra is still incensed and bluntly refuses.
"Don't you say one word," she answered, with an air of abject confession.
Just you watch him, abject as a yaller dawg, squirming and writhing and crawling to meet the only gentleman in that country.
early 15c., "cast off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to throw away, cast off; degrade, humble, lower," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to throw" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative sense of "downcast, brought low" first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.