It is for this that these men mortify
their flesh, and to set us an example, who would pamper ourselves overmuch.
Is it not this: To humiliate oneself in order to mortify
The time has gone by, when you could mortify
me by calling me a jilt.
returned Tom, chafing his face on his coat-sleeve, as if to mortify
his flesh, and have it in unison with his spirit.
Our horses were kept, or rather starved, underground; and as for our servants, whom we hired here to look after ourselves and horses, we had, every now and then, their fingers and toes to thaw and take care of, lest they should mortify
and fall off.
Captivated by the lives of the saints, Harrison began to mortify
her own flesh and became anorexic, all in attempts to gain control over her life and to win her mother's attentions.