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    Meaning of a phrase

    What does "abase the eye" mean ?

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    Re: Meaning of a phrase

    You should be able to find "abase" in a reasonable dictionary; what do you *think* the phrase might mean?

    I will tell you that it is quite an archaic term, however, and not in everyday usage!

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    Re: Meaning of a phrase

    Hi Shamsiyan,
    Welcome to Using English.

    You will see "What is the context?" many, many times in our forums.

    When you ask about the meaning of a word or phrase, it's very helpful -- in fact, often, essential -- to know the situation in which you heard it or read it. Please include at least the entire sentence, and when possible, the sentence(s) before and after.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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