Synonyms for flagellation

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Flagellation for thirty-three and a half days was held to purge from all sin.

Finally, we must behold: imprisonment by the authorities; the third degree and flagellation.

Flagellation by itself was regarded as one of the lightest of penances.

New pose; new start of the flagellation: finally the female opens.

Henri returned, which was a signal for the flagellation to recommence.

They spoke only on Sundays and festivals, and underwent a weekly flagellation.

It seemed to her that the flagellation of her thoughts must have left visible traces.

It was the flagellation of these senses which excited him to do all that man may do and more.

As soon as I saw him I asked the reason of so cruel a flagellation.

They practised ablutions, vigils, penance by flagellation or pricking with aloe thorns.

RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR FLAGELLATION

masochism

nounderiving pleasure from pain
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