self-flagellation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-flagellation self-punishment inflicted by whipping
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Usage

In literature:

Self-expiations, flagellations, sheepskin cloaks, root dinners, repulsive austerities, followed.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
Superstition was as strong with her as with any self-flagellated nun.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
Everywhere self-flagellation, almsgiving, prophetic ecstasies and trances, the scholars and the mob at one in joyous belief.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
But Damiani's masterpiece was the discovery and education of Dominic, a priest, and the greatest master of the art of self-flagellation.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
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In news:

I used to be in the elections business, have covered these quadrennial self-flagellations since George McGovern came to town.
I watch it because I'm into self flagellation .
The AP reports that a new book authored by the postulator for the cause of John Paul II's sainthood invokes the late pope's practice of self- flagellation as evidence of his pursuit of Christian perfection.
Bright Eyes' Self- Flagellation Sounds Great on Lifted.
Veterans Day forms the perfect background for the self-flagellation I am about to undertake in full view of whoever passes by.
The AP reports that a new book authored by the postulator for the cause of John Paul II's sainthood invokes the late pope's practice of self-flagellation as evidence of his pursuit of Christian perfection.
Bright Eyes' Self-Flagellation Sounds Great on Lifted.
Chris Brown is either going through an insane period of self-flagellation, or this is the worst September's Fools Day prank ever.
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