self-accusation

[ ak-yoo-zey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-accusation
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"It would not be like him," responded Hester, with self-accusation.

I said this somewhat testily, for the self-accusation nettled me.

Hitherto her voice had been hard, possibly in self-accusation, possibly in defiance.

And you will never regret and never forget this chapter of Self-accusation.

The wrath in his soul melted at this self-accusation and fervent repentance.

Her voice had sunk to a low tone of humility and self-accusation.

There is no need to follow the self-accusation of one of the kindest hearts that ever beat.

Neither is there greater justice in his self-accusation of indolence.

Do not put me on self-accusation, by carrying your generous sentiments too far.

His memoranda show now and then a touch of self-accusation or regret.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French acusacion or directly from Latin accusationem (nominative accusatio), noun of action from past participle stem of accusare (see accuse).

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