Mortifyingly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Mortifyingly In a mortifying manner.
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Usage

In literature:

He was very dissatisfied with his day's work; seemed quite mortified.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
He went, therefore, much mortified, to Vienna instead.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
He was deeply mortified at the sorry figure he had presented at the breakfast-table.
"A Woodland Queen, Complete" by Andre Theuriet
My head, I thank God, is better; but to be giddyish three or four days together mortified me.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
I shall begin to think you purposely mortified your father, when you know he wanted you to be reasonable.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. I)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You can't think how nicely he did it, just when I was a little bit mortified by her ungracious ways.
"Ruth" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
He acted in the silliest kind of a way, and mortified her dreadfully, poor child!
"Danger" by T. S. Arthur
I am mortified to death.
"Off-Hand Sketches" by T. S. Arthur
They take up no cross, neither mortify the flesh by holy fasting, but cherish and feed it as the lost heathen do.
"Margery [Gred], Complete A Tale Of Old Nuremberg" by Georg Ebers
All of this the old woman told us quite briskly after she had drunk the water, I think because her wound had mortified and she felt no pain.
"She and Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
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In poetry:

How did his flowing tears condole
As for a brother dead!
And fasting mortified his soul,
While for their life he prayed.
"Psalm 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts
How did his flowing tears condole
As for a brother dead !
And fasting mortified his soul,
While for their life he prayed.
"Psalm XXXV: Now Plead My Cause, Almighty God" by Isaac Watts
DID it not answer some benign intent
To mortify the flesh, and mend the mind,
The Sire of mercies never wou'd have sent
Disease, on any of our favour'd kind.
"Reasons To Persuade The Sick To Be Patient" by Rees Prichard
Search thou thy conscience with the utmost care,
Strive ev'ry lurking passion to subdue,
Entirely mortify thy lusts by pray'r,
And fervently, for God's forgiveness, sue.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
O Friendship! if my soul forego
Thy dear delights while here below,
To mortify and grieve me,
May I myself at last appear
Unworthy, base, and insincere,
Or may my friend deceive me!
"Friendship" by William Cowper
SAID Neria, mortified at this reply,
Though he's a friend on whom you may rely,
Calista beauty has; much worth the man,
With smart address to execute his plan;
And when we meet accomplishments so rare;
Few women but will tumble in the snare.
"The Magic Cup" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

"When I saw what they were passing off as college, I was appalled and mortified," Bittel says.
Rita Ora mortified by wardrobe malfunction.
Paul Ryan's Debt to Barry Goldwater—Who'd Be Mortified by Paul Ryan.
They're ' Mortified ,' we're entertained.
'The Mortified Sessions' ( October 4, 2012 ).
Hokies' defense mortified by effort.
'Jon Reads the Paper Live on Ice,' ' Mortified Portland,' 'Bernie,' more.
Hilarious horror stories at Mortified .
Angelina Jolie ' mortified ' by Brad Pitt's mom: Daily Buzz.
John Mayer Mortified By Taylor Swift's Song About Him.
' Mortified ' making Bay Area laugh - and cringe.
That mortified many of the company's loyalists when it arrived in 2001.
From wardrobe malfunctions and indecent exposure acts to funny faces and getting caught without any makeup on, Hollywood's hottest stars have been snapped in the midst of mortifying moments.
I think Carson would be gratified that there is an environmental movement today—but mortified at how ineffective it is.
Paul Ryan's Debt to Barry Goldwater —Who'd Be Mortified by Paul Ryan.
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