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How to use mortify in a sentence

His low cunning invents numerous occasions to mortify and harass me.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
In one case, indeed, I think he went too far in this compliance, and the result was to mortify her not a little.
ROLLO IN HOLLANDJACOB ABBOTT
She goes on to describe her subsequent attempts to mortify the flesh by means of fasting.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
He wished to mortify me, and please his favorite; but had no desire to dismiss me his service.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
Party writers assert that he was brought here in preference to any other spot, in order to mortify the citizens with the sight.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 12, ISSUE 322, JULY 12, 1828VARIOUS
And Matt says that a man of this young man's traditions might mortify you before society people.
THE QUALITY OF MERCYW. D. HOWELLS
Mortify my Uncle and Aunt by a public explanation before a whole dinner-party?
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 17, 1894VARIOUS
It is for this that these men mortify their flesh, and to set us an example, who would pamper ourselves overmuch.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
For themselves they took the outer ring, and not a word did any man say that could mortify the wound of defeat.
FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITHG. W. STEEVENS
He foresaw none of these things, possibly because he did not sufficiently mortify the flesh.
THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: LONDON TO YORKCHARLES G. HARPER
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WORDS RELATED TO MORTIFY

  • abash
  • blot
  • confound
  • cut down to size
  • debase
  • defile
  • degrade
  • disconcert
  • discredit
  • dishonor
  • give a black eye
  • humble
  • humiliate
  • mortify
  • reproach
  • ridicule
  • shoot down
  • smear
  • stain
  • take down
  • take down a peg
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