mortification


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a lowering in or deprivation of character or self-esteem

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strong feelings of embarrassment

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the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

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(Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)

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Every day I have lived with the shame, mortification and degradation of what he has done to me.
21) The inmates are also subjected to processes of mortification, eliciting experiences of degradations and humiliations, all as part of the scheme to remove any trace of individual identity.
Around 15,1 started making my own dances, performing them at my high school assemblies--much to my initial enthusiasm and ultimate mortification.
Only in humiliation and mortification do you really look closely, but with close examination you tend to learn a lot.
The array of topics at least mentioned by Nadal is wide, and includes angels, anxiety, camels, compassion, desire, discernment, dogs, earthquakes, friendship, goats, hairshirts, kisses, Limbo, lunatics, mercy, milk, mortification, nakedness, pain, pilgrimage, prisons, sloth, snakes, tears, tyranny, wisdom, wrath, and zeal.
As an aside I remember with a mixture of amusement and mortification the day the late Jocelyn Cadbury knocked on our front door seeking support for the Conservative candidate in a forthcoming General Election.
The children's entertainers, who have two daughters, are absolutely besotted with each other (to the mortification of the kids) and have never spent a night apart.
Spurred on by a live audience who sounded like they'd been invited in from a Zombie apocalypse, Dermot Whelan - who is hilarious daily on the radio - manfully tried to steer this sinking ship of a quiz show away from the rocks of mortification.
To add to her mortification when she was growing up, The "12 Years a Slave" star shared that she was constantly exposed to television commercials that says dark skin is ugly and unacceptable.
Highly controversial because of hate politics and hardcore Hindutva, Adityanath is a practitioner of Hath Yoga, a branch of yoga in which the practitioner observes self- mortification to attend the peak of spirituality.
To my mortification as I sat on the bed and began reciting the poem he clapped both hands over his ears and shouted: "Oh no, not that.
To Pandora's mortification while in the supermarket, under granny's influence, popcorn starts popping, biscuits dance in the aisles and soap starts chasing knickers across the store
Often, when people stop practicing mortification, the cessation of good works soon follows.
He discusses water and Christianity; holy water and baptism; mortification, cleanliness, and godliness; holy wells, God's penalty, and the Devil's water; and magic, science, and religion.
There are many other ways to suffer complete mortification in front of a load of unforgiving people.