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At a high school basketball game, for example, she will VERY loudly criticize a player, to the mortification of those sitting next to her.
CAROLYN HAX: HE’S A GREAT GUY, EXCEPT FOR THE BIGOTRYCAROLYN HAXDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Bernard sat thinking for a long time; at first with a good deal of mortification—at last with a good deal of bitterness.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
On the other hand, his feet are so cold from the artery being severed that they anticipate mortification.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Two years before her death Mrs. Otis was glad to bury her mortification and misery in Rosewater.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A short triumph will be followed by a deep mortification, and the selfishness of their aims defeats itself.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
We might as well run a hospital on the plan of never consenting to admit any case until mortification had set in!
ENGLISH POOR LAW POLICYSIDNEY WEBB
His chagrin, his wounded self-love, his mortification at the unexpected turn of affairs unnerved him.
THE STORY OF MOSCOWWIRT GERRARE
The steel could not be found and extracted, and signs of mortification set in, so that the doctors gave up hope.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
Yes, cried; not rivers and freshets of woe, but small brooks and streamlets of helpless mortification.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
And we find that in the same spot he subsequently underwent mortification, not for forty days only, but for six years.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MORTIFICATION

  • affliction
  • castigation
  • chastisement
  • correction
  • damnation
  • infliction
  • manifestation
  • misfortune
  • mortification
  • punishment
  • retribution
  • visitation
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