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Definition of Mortification

  • The act of mortifying, or the condition of being mortified
  • The death of one part of an animal body, while the rest continues to live; loss of vitality in some part of a living animal; gangrene.
  • Destruction of active qualities; neutralization.
  • Subjection of the passions and appetites, by penance, abstinence, or painful severities inflicted on the body.
  • Deep humiliation or shame, from a loss of pride; painful embarassment, usually arising from exposure of a mistake; chagrin; vexation.
  • That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin, or vexation.
  • A gift to some charitable or religious institution; -- nearly synonymous with mortmain.
  • (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
  • an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
  • strong feelings of embarrassment
  • the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

How to use mortification in a sentence. Mortification pronunciation.

And, addressing my self to the Wench, said I, Would it not now have been a great Mortification to you, if instead of following you to your Lodgings, I had deliver'd you to a Constable, who had made you sit up all Night in the Round-house, and sent you next Morning to _Bridewell_, to beat Hemp for your Living.
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Horace bit his lip in mortification, and again his head swung doggedly from side to side.
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Nancy lost patience, but remembered in time that she was at Jessica's mercy, and, to her mortification, had to adopt a coaxing, almost a suppliant, tone, with the result that Miss. Morgan's overweening conceit was flattered into arrogance.
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But this effort fatigued him, and the poor young woman, who had already erected an edifice for the future on this frail basis, had the mortification of observing that on the third evening he had resumed his bachelor habits.
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This mortification, however, was soon succeeded by a proud consciousness that he, at any rate, was now civilised; and that proud consciousness by a fond hope that in a short time he might become a civiliser.
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The swift canoe soon reached the discoveries, and the happy discoverer further found, to his mortification, that the mountain was a mist and the island a sea-weed.
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The King, only took one mouthful, and then, with a cry of rapture, instantly handed the delicacy to his favourite, who, to the great mortification of the Secretary of State, finished it.
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Ancient Ireland, perhaps, more than any other country, understood the supremacy of spirit over matter, and strove to escape through mortifications from the prison of the flesh.
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He founded a religion, like that of the old hermits, democratic and ascetic, with its convents, saint- worships, pilgrimages, miraculous relics, rosaries, and much more, which strangely anticipates the monastic religion; and his followers, to this day, are more numerous than those of any other creed. Brahmins, too, had given themselves up to penance and mortification till they believed themselves able, like Kehama, to have gained by self-torture the right to command, not nature merely, but the gods themselves.
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It stood on a green hill, but of a green not of this world, and it was surrounded by massive walls and bastions to be stormed by no machines or engines of man's invention, but by prayer and fasting, by contrite sighs and by mortifications of the flesh.
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He dreaded the mortification of that.
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He could not forget the mortification he had suffered in looking for work, he did not wish to expose himself to that again, and he knew there was small chance of his getting elsewhere a post as designer: there were hundreds of people about who could draw as well as he.
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Whilst quaffing our beverage, he gave me an account of the various mortifications to which he had of late been subject, dwelling with particular bitterness on the conduct of Hunter, who, he said, came every night and mouthed him, and afterwards went away without paying for what he had drank or smoked, in which conduct he was closely imitated by a clan of fellows who constantly attended him.
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Cloaks were being flung round the shoulders, hats swiftly pinned to the head; and Denham had the mortification of seeing Katharine helped to prepare herself by the ridiculous Rodney.
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His mortification was so obvious that Henry scarcely liked to open the conversation with some remark of a literary character.
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One was that Longstreet's wing of Lee's army was now rather close in his front, and the other, mortification at turning back after having started southward with such a blare of trumpets.
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She plunged into her seat, her eyes wet with tears of mortification, but no one saw them except Bobbie, who sat next her.
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The Chinese adores him in Fot,* the Japanese in Budso, the Ceylonese in Bedhou, the people of Laos in Chekia, of Pegu in Phta, of Siam in Sommona-Kodom, of Thibet in Budd and in La. Agreeing in some points of his history, they all celebrate his life of penitence, his mortifications, his fastings, his functions of mediator and expiator, the enmity between him and another god, his adversary, their battles, and his ascendency.
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Q. Does it allow us to repair it by prayers, vows, offerings to God, fasting and mortifications?
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He went out of the house, the better to conceal his deep inward mortification.
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Examples of Mortification

Example #1
The young Slut nothing daunted by what I had said (says the Constable) presently pluck'd up her Coats, and told me she'd find me other Business to do.
Example #2
When she had given an Account of her Life, said the Constable, I then thought it was time to reprove them.
Example #3
We might pass over that,' added Mr. Lord.
Example #4
Both my children are not fools, thank Heaven!
Example #5
Her sentimental protestations became strangely mixed with a self-assertiveness very galling to Nancy's pride.
Example #6
She argued against it, and became petulant.