4. 100 Top Action Verbs for Challenging Situations and Difficult Moments, Calumny, Comebacks, or When You Just Want to Get in the Last Word

Abase

(1) belittle; cause to feel shame; degrade; demean; humble; humiliate; lose esteem or self-worth; subjugate

(2) lower in grade or rank or prestige

Word Used in Sentence(s)

(1) “Islam, too, favors self-effacement. ‘Whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah,’ Mohammed teaches, ‘Allah will exalt him and enhance his honor and dignity.’ Christianity is the supreme champion of humility. St. Bernard defined it as ‘a virtue by which, knowing ourselves as we truly are, we abase ourselves.’ Thomas Aquinas adds: ‘The virtue of humility consists in keeping oneself within one’s own bounds, not reaching ...

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