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noun as in corporal punishment

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noun as in flogging

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Watching Federer play tennis is still a religious experience, in the self-flagellation sort of way.

When you've had your worst week of the campaign, to submit yourself to two or three more days of flagellation?

In other words, this is how apologies should happen—with some level of genuine-seeming self-flagellation.

When Meredith finally kicks Walter out, he resorts to self-flagellation before attempting to commit suicide.

Seeing it gave me the same feeling of unease and repulsion I had whenever witnessing self-flagellation.

Take him in repose, and he looked a lank ascetic who dreamed of a happy land where flagellation was a joy and pain a panacea.

In the English erotic literature, it is remarkable how often and how fully the flagellation of children is described.

He distinguished himself by his deification of the Virgin and his devotion to flagellation.

Can flagellation, fasting, Nor fervent prayer itself, not cleanse my soul From its fond doting on her comeliness?

If they happen to meet with a ne plus ultra, abuse them, and send them back; if they grumble, flagellation is necessary.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flagellation, such as: spanking, whipping, beating, flogging, and paddling.

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