What does the word mortification mean?

Usage examples for mortification

  1. Behind her now appeared Adelaide, her cheeks burning in mortification she was ashamed of feeling and still more ashamed of being unable to conceal. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  2. He was more angry than alarmed, and during the following day about concluded that he would save himself any such mortification by leaving of his own accord. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  3. While a large number of correspondences between man and his environment can be stopped in these ways, there are many more which neither can be reduced by a gradual Mortification nor cut short by sudden Death. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond

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