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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Could the PM please be spared the mortification of sacking a minister in the middle of Parliament session because he wanted the Railways to do better?
comments, "'mortification' comes from the word mors, which is not mutilation but death, a death achieved in love....
Irina Krupnik said that she suffered "great humiliation, embarrassment, emotional distress, shame, mortification and injury to her reputation and career" when a character in the movie 'Couples Retreat' in 2009 was shown preparing to pleasure himself with a picture of her in a bikini.
Benedict "reflects the sixth century's notion that Lent is an opportunity to 'add to the usual measure of our service,' not just by bodily mortification, but by drawing closer to God in prayer, by trying to root out bad habits, and by practicing virtues....
After the end of the French revolution, the monks of La Trappe were the only survivors of the order and the term Trappist became substituted for Cistercian, associated as it was with strict austerity and mortification.
Funder's interest was not shared by her German colleagues, who regarded everything that happened east of the Wall as a national mortification. "You won't find the great story of human courage you are looking for," warned one television newsman.
The physical world, as Origen pictured it, was a place of training and mortification that a gracious God had created to allow fallen spirits to become embodied and slowly win their way back to God at their own pace and using their own free will.
As the originals told stories of men who entered the wilderness in search of enlightenment and the mortification of the flesh, Hicks--Jenkins felt there are parallels with post-industrialWales.
And, by emphasizing certain components of those pilgrimages, such as mortification, self-denial, and the struggle to find a pathway through the tangled wilderness of sin, they could shape them into a powerful tool for Protestant piety.
Hence Tsai works in the fissures of pathos and mortification, ferreting out the innately ridiculous details that accrue in and alongside trauma, shame, anguish, and desire.
If the team led by the Swede actually starts winning, that will serve only to deepen the mortification because it will appear to show that success was there for the taking if only the English could have produced a man of the right calibre.
What is unfortunate about the ideological approaches to literature in vogue today is that their "common motive," Donoghue insists, "is the mortification of the subject" via "the deployment of themes, arguments, and morally charged conclusions." Consequently, critics see their job as the exposing of manipulative messages read out of texts that tend in the process to become more or less generic.
A young widow and mother of a son, Marie Guyart sought mystical union with God through mortification of her flesh and renunciation of the things of the world.
His anti-establishment rhetorical appeal is actually a sophisticated enthymeme that combines elements of populism, white supremacy, victimage, and mortification. On one level, Duke displays himself as a champion of the common person (populism) by attacking government programs like affirmative action and welfare which supposedly limit economic opportunities for whites (victimage).