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For self-punishment is just as much a submission to the flesh as luxury and self-indulgence.

He was also liable to attacks of caprice and self-punishment.

That action must be her self-punishment for the other time she had done it.

No more weary vigils in a room dedicated to remorse and self-punishment.

How could he appease the wrath of Him who died on the cross, save by years of bitter supplication and self-punishment?

These men are supposed to have raised themselves to a high spiritual state by asceticism and self-punishment.

But was it from habit, or was it in self-punishment and remorse, that he never took off the cord?

Nor, as it was, did she fully understand why he chose to use it—unless that he meant it in self-punishment.

These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.

To this self-punishment, indeed, was attributed the disease of the lungs which ultimately caused his death.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French punisement (late 13c.), Old French punissement, from punir (see punish). Meaning "rough handling" is from 1811.

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