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a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification

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a person who whips himself as a religious penance

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Money collected from members is used to buy food that will be prepared for the flagellants for the week.
stroll by --their color flagrant their voices vagrant, their laughter wild, flagellant, dissociated from the fixed scene.
While this contemporary effort to label violence as a relic of an othered Middle Ages is consistently shown to be a fantasy, Carlson's references to events reported in the Parisian Journal make clear that fifteenth-century France was a location of widespread and casual violence and that the saints' plays, altar images, and flagellant processions of the day were part and parcel of the presence of suffering.
As it is, the poetry of cultural memory, as self flagellant as it may seem, could not be what it is if it did not sustain a certain kind of political vision of the identities and histories that its poetry installs as a denunciation and complaint, on the one hand, and, on the other, as an affirmation and strengthening of a subjective perspective whose ontological reality cannot be understood if one is not in the bosom of some situated culture, and in the real territories of geography and memory of which this poetry becomes testimony.
Martin and Meyers handle differently Katherine Balderston's sixty-year old claim that Johnson, during his years at Streatham, was "a flagellant demanding to be scourged and manacled" (Martin 389).
Peter's College, the Flagellant (1792) of Westminster School, (1) Olla Podrida (1787-1788) of St.
By the fourteenth century, people mysteriously began to form flagellant processionals.
The flagellant movement grew in the late 13th century.
This is not to claim that seeing the pageants involved pietistic excess such as what might be observed in the case of flagellant processions in southern Europe.
The society existed for serious discussion of philosophical and moral topics, but it also existed for fun, fellowship, and laughter (there was never anything serious about Monckton Milnes, who was later to introduce Swinburne to the dubious joys of flagellant pornography).
I think that it was not that my consciousness and emotions absorbed the blood and sand of the gory corrida," Eisenstein wrote in his journals at the time, "the heady sensuality of the tropics, the asceticism of the flagellant monks, the purple and gold of Catholicism, or even the cosmic timelessness of the Aztec pyramids; on the contrary, the whole complex of emotions and traits that characterize me extended infinitely beyond me to become an entire, vast country with mountains, forests, cathedrals, people, fruit, wild animals, breakers, herds, armies, decorated prelates, majolica on blue cupolas, necklaces made of gold coins worn by the girls of Tehuantepec and the play of reflections in the canals of Xochimilco.
There were no dances-of-death or outbreaks of flagellant cults, but a millennial fever worthy of medieval superstition infected the most secular of cultures.
But from watching The Passion, you get the unhealthy feeling that Mel, like some Flagellant from 1260 enjoys seeing a good whipping.
Offering up her life for Juan Peron (who was also born out of wedlock), Evita transformed herself into what the author characterizes as "a flagellant compelled to take on the suffering of an entire nation and make it her own.