Cast down low lying
- To cast off or down therefore to abase to degrade to reduce to debase
- an individual in the cheapest and a lot of despicable problem a castaway
- showing utter resignation or hopelessness
- many regrettable or miserable
- of the very most contemptible type
- showing humiliation or submissiveness
- Cast down; low-lying.
- Sunk to a law condition; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject pose, fortune, thoughts.
- To cast off or down; therefore, to abase; to degrade; to lessen; to debase.
- people in cheapest and a lot of despicable problem; a castaway.
The transition from subject to object.
early 15c., "cast-off, rejected," from Latin abiectus, past participle of abicere "to discard, cast-off; degrade, humble, reduced," from ab- "away, off" (see ab-) + iacere "to toss" (past participle iactus; see jet (v.)). Figurative feeling of "downcast, introduced reasonable" very first attested 1510s. Related: Abjectly; abjectness.
(a.) Cast down; low-lying.
- (a.) Sunk to a law problem; down in spirit or hope; degraded; servile; groveling; despicable; as, abject posture, fortune, thoughts.
- (a.) To cast off or down; for this reason, to abase; to degrade; to reduce; to debase.
- (letter.) An individual when you look at the lowest and a lot of despicable condition; a castaway.
From the Fijian and Andaman islander who exhibits abject terror at seeing himself in a glass or in water, to the English or European peasant who covers up the mirrors or turns them to the wall, upon a death occurring, lest an inmate of the house should see his own face and have his own speedy demise thus prognosticated, the idea holds its ground.