Sentence Examples with the word Abased

A Frenchman before everything, he abased the papal power to such an extent as to excite the indignation of his contemporaries, often slavishly subordinating it to the exigencies of the domestic and foreign policy of the Angevins at Naples and the reigning house at Paris.

It was raised above feudalism only to be abased before the two directing forces of the reformation, the papacy and the religious orders.