She allows us to examine our own appetites for public abasement without feeling guilty.
Perhaps what takes Hamlet so much time in the play is that a ritual of abasement needs to performed.
I beg that someone will recognise my abasement and meet my very human but mutually exclusive needs.
Heand his lawyers will need to seriously abase themselves before the Committee if he's going to escape a similar fate.
Welcome to the complete and total abasement of our Party.
The more politics abases itself before the values of TV entertainment, the less it represents the real political process.
Throughout history a doffed hat has symbolized defeat, humility and abasement before one's betters.
Their president abased himself with ritual abject apologies.
On one hand, one murmurs yes, and wishes there were more writers who didn't have to abase themselves in the filthy marketplace.