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

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.

That kind of sex is drama sex, sex charged with regret and self-flagellation.

In the preceding case we see a tendency to erotic self-flagellation which in a minor degree is not uncommon.

Everywhere self-flagellation, almsgiving, prophetic ecstasies and trances, the scholars and the mob at one in joyous belief.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-flagellation, such as: self-hatred, and self-punishment.

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