mortify

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  • I felt every moment more mortified at my attempt to shut him off. Cited from Golden Stories, by Various
  • What may not both men and women be brought to do in a mortified state? Cited from Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9),by Samuel Richardson
  • I have been forced to mortify him no less than four times since we have been here. Cited from Clarissa, Vol. 8 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • Her father had come up behind her, and was standing there, looking much mortified. Cited from Elsie Dinsmore, by Martha Finley
  • And perhaps their hands or feet would mortify and have to be cut off. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, V1, Martin Anderson Nexo
  • He's mortified to death about your coming down here to live. Cited from People Like That, by Kate Langley Bosher
  • "How mortified she would be if she knew that the door was open!" Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol V, Ed. by Francke
  • He would look no one in the face; perhaps defeat was particularly mortifying for him. Cited from A Room With A View, by E. M. Forster
  • He was so mortified that he didn't get over it for a long time. Cited from The Adventures of Paddy Beaver, by Thornton W. Burgess
  • It is far better to mortify the body through the spirit than the spirit through the body. Cited from Spirit of St. Francis de Sales, Jean Pierre Camus
  • I should have been mortified to the ground if you had not. Cited from Complete Works of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham
  • Now only consider how very mortifying such a report must be! Cited from The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe
  • This was mortifying enough, though not so bad as it might have been. Cited from Robert Falconer, by George MacDonald
  • She did not sleep more than a few hours on the night after she received the mortifying intelligence. Cited from Confessions of a Housekeeper, by T.S. Arthur
  • I cannot put myself in a situation to be again mortified as I have been. Cited from Jacob Faithful, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • I have asked many times after them, and found they were all alive, which mortified me. Cited from Imaginary Conversations and Poems, by Walter Savage Landor
  • This mortified him so he let Billy go, and thought no more about him. Cited from Billy Whiskers' Adventures, by Frances Trego Montgomery
  • Worn in body and mind, mortified and wounded, he soon fell ill again. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 70, August, 1863
  • A union between a musician and my daughter would be most mortifying to me. Cited from The Fifth String, by John Philip Sousa
  • Our commander was, however, not a little mortified at the ill success of his project. Cited from Voyages Of Captain James Cook, by A. Kippis
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Meaning of mortify

  • verb Practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  • verb Hold within limits and control
    subdue one's appetites, mortify the flesh