Definition of Abasing:
The legend grows and becomes a permanent political axiom, distorting and abasing the character of those who act on it and those who, suffering from it, and retaliating against its consequences, construct their counter- legend of the inherent wickedness of the dominant race.- "The Framework of Home Rule", Erskine Childers.
After a short pause, and an abundance of felicitations on his excellent and self- abasing discourse, the newly admitted member again rose, and began to read an essay on some discoveries he had made in the science of Latent Sympathies.- "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.
It would not be the only example of a hero seeking yet some chance of safety in the extremity of defeat, and abasing himself for the sake of preserving at any price a life on which fortune might still smile.- "A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI.", Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot.