ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.
2007 Update: The spiritual discipline of humiliating oneself before one's betters, practiced in service for perfection alone.
Lowering performed or imposed by the perversely named fan-atics.
And I was first this time.
Abasement: Where you find yourself when you fall through the livingroom floor.
Where is everyone?!?
ABASEMENT, n. See INFERN... (ahem> INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. (No wonder the Brits call it INLAND REVENUE ...
That's probably where everyone is, Morgan.
All I demand of my subjects, er, family.
..."before one's betters"??? Who the f&(%/%( is better than ME? WHO?
Abasement... boulderdash to bohemians! BOULDERDASH I tell you!
abasement: hiding out beneath the giants.
off to the beach, folks. Save my place, okay?
Weirsdo, so you expect us to genuflect?
In the basement, I guess, Morgan.
Nah, Amoeba, we have until Tuesday.
Ariella, seems like little enough.
Miz B, does it never occur to you that you might be the better?
Have fun, Mule. Beware the squid.
abasement: no comment. Your definition more than Ambrose's makes me want to bow
I second Pia! Yours is better than Ambrose´s today.
abasement: the hunchback of propriety
abasement- way of life for asians, apple polishing for europeans, mortification for americans.
*fights urge to hit (abasement softball) and pun*
Abasement?! Of all the A words you could've chosen, like oh say ARUBA!
Some curmudgeons, jeesh!
Holy frejoles, the word veri directions are all in German - how cool is that? Monika???
Pia, and now, with my help, you can bow in private.
Minka, "The hunchback of propriety" is hilarious.
Asiansmiles, however it's done I wonder who's more sincere?
Puppy, I dunno is on third.
Sar, You're on vacation so no dictation.
abasement where teachers are kept
My basement is too empty of supplies. And the news says we might get a LOT of snow. Talk about abasement!
The abasement of Imus
is certainly a must.
Never mind rappers,
they don't raise a fuss.
That abasement of women
is absolutely just.
Hey isn't this brown-nosing?
Pia & Minka seem a bit shocked that your definition is better than Ambrose's. They must be TRUE friends to imply something like that. :)
We LIKE you; We REALLY like YOU!! :) :)
Abasement: something I don't have, but wish I did now that it's tornado season.
Quilly -- not all teachers, just early childhoos teachers.
Abasement: where the boogey man lives.
why thank you Doug. It was due!
*bows to herself infront of a mirror*
Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Since the brain seems to be firing on something less than the 8 cylinders I have chosen to borrow the thought of someone else. Hey, it's Friday afternoon...some slack if you please?
i have no idea doug. *bow*
I'm back for a second helping.
Abasement: Eeyore's state of mind.
Quilly, we kept ours in the meat locker.
TLP, you're a poet. I knew this whole CBS radio-dude thing would have a silver lining.
Mistress Anna, of course not you pretty, young thing.
Jamie Dawn, I'm not worthy of such affection, or a basement. Strap me to the roof in a hurricane.
Mutha, where do they keep the teacher what can't spell?
Kneel first, Minka. You deserve it.
Joel, take the rest of the day off.
Oh, goodness gracious, Asiansmiles! *sobs, whips self*
Welcome back, JD. That piglet is a little sycophant himself.
Dogs can be perfect without abasement
with all due respect, sir...but it is Saturday morning! Isn´t there soemthing you should be posting right about now?
I agree, Icy. Abasement is completely optional for a dog.
Yes, yes, Minka. You predicted it.
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