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sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)

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Acquiring power through passivity, while also masochistically abdicating the prerogatives of traditional masculine privilege, Dimmesdale yet aligns himself with patriarchy to decide Prynne's fate.
Speaking at the rally the 29-year-old said: "This week the UK masochistically condemned itself to five years of Tory rule.
Speaking at the rally, organised by Cardiff People's Assembly, the 29-year-old said: "This week the UK masochistically condemned itself to five years of Tory rule.
4) Some feel Zenocrate acquiesces to Tamburlaine's barbarity, (5) while others suggest that she masochistically desires being "subjected to the cruel tyrant.
foster benign and joyous growth--and expansiveness' for men; but women are often denied an environment that enables them to expand and masochistically shrink to fit their smaller spaces.
The spectator is forced to constantly struggle with either masochistically submitting to the aggressive flow of sound or with trying to overcome the soundtrack's dominance by focusing consciously on the visual elements of the film.
Manufacturers are all too willing -- and maybe, sometimes even masochistically -- to raise the bar, all thanks to users' expectations, which the former takes -- well, should take -- seriously.
For Fromm, these developmental crises may be resolved badly in the form of the individual attempting to sadistically control, objectify, and inanimate objects, others, and knowledge, or masochistically abdicating freedom and agency to a magical helper.
However, the most striking manifestation of his anger also represents an attempt at self-punishment in order to cope masochistically with the manifestations of his guilt: he builds models of houses, hospitals, and churches and then crushes them under his bare foot.
The authors make novel use of this visual metaphor to understand the 'Tri-bar mind' of a young woman patient who, when inebriated, masochistically subjected herself to repetitive brutal rape experiences.
I dream, I close my eyes for a few seconds, I close them violently, masochistically.
When USA and China put their economic advantage above everything else, we would be acting masochistically if we did not take advantage of resources generated here at home.
She masochistically hopes to endure their spectacle of cruelty, "to live on fire and not to feel the pain
However, if his poltroons from the Government and party masochistically enjoy this, the rest of us see this as a threat and it is natural and humane to get protected from it, Naumov writes.
Only when we masochistically envision ourselves as such selves do we feel the need to punish ourselves by quailing before divine commands, or before Kant's tribunal of pure practical reason.