self-reproach


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the act of blaming yourself

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At the first moment, Arthur had felt pure distress and self-reproach at discovering that Adam's happiness was involved in his relation to Hetty.
In this world the penalty is less equal than could be wished; but without presuming to look forward to a juster appointment hereafter, we may fairly consider a man of sense, like Henry Crawford, to be providing for himself no small portion of vexation and regret: vexation that must rise sometimes to self-reproach, and regret to wretchedness, in having so requited hospitality, so injured family peace, so forfeited his best, most estimable, and endeared acquaintance, and so lost the woman whom he had rationally as well as passionately loved.
All hard looks were pain to Maggie, but her self-reproach was too strong for resentment.
With tears of self-reproach streaming from her eyes, Rebecca flew up the hill, sure of sympathy, and hoping against hope for help of some sort.
Stung by my own sense of self-reproach, I turned with a start, and looked toward her chair by the window.
Bless the corporate lawyers who represent Exxon, Koch Industries and fossil fuel giants, and help the lawyers awaken to their own sacred light, go crimson with self-reproach, and, Amazing Grace-like, turn their legal ships around to instead - just imagine - support the children who aren't, after all, begging for trips to Disneyland or smartphones or even free tuition and braces, but the most heartbreaking of all things: hope for lives worth living in whatever world we leave them.
I have to say there are many times when I've doubted Dan, games when I've felt there was a whole world of worry on his shoulders and he played with tension and the very public agonies of self-reproach.
Not for the first time this summer, he departed full of self-reproach - third out, after Alex Hales had thrown the bat at a little width only to edge high and fast to slip, where Mohammad Hafeez took a very good catch.
In Lebanon, the flurry of politicians' statements about the need to enact laws to ensure equality and protection of women is a form of self-reproach because the laws they are seeking should have been enacted years ago, with the country ranking behind other Arab counties in terms of women's participation in politics and governance.
In the speaker's self-reproach and his remarks on other poets, we feel the pressure of a newly-forming community of tastes.
Feeling bad about your work habits can catch you in a negative cycle of self-reproach and further procrastination, because you start to feel like you cant do the work.
In his report made to the ongoing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Chief Justice Zhou Qiang expressed self-reproach for wrongful convictions during his tenure.
Chandrima Chakraborty's "Speaking through Bodies, Exhibiting the Limits: British Colonialism and Gandhian Nationalism" shows Gandhi's initial self-reproach and his later transformation of the figure of the Hindu ascetic and ascetic practices to contest and alter Western "regimes of truth" about Hindu religion and masculinity.