• WordNet 3.6
    • n self-punishment punishment inflicted on yourself
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  • P. J. O'Rourke
    “Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?”
  • Hosea Ballou
    “Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.”


In literature:

That was to be her punishment for having cut too deep into his self-esteem.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Both parties had been terribly punished, but Richard was still cool and self-possessed.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
Love of ease, and desire of self-preservation, in the form of fear of punishment, are apt to be tutelary motives.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
I see you'd much rather punish me and see her revel in a morbid self-sacrifice.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
The errors of a boy must be corrected by corporal punishment, or by the deprivation of something which he values, or by his own self-reproach.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
There is no self-punishment in Buddhism.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
And if I were that odious Person, there is no Punishment, to which I would not condemn my self.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
However, for certain people who do not know what self esteem and honor mean, material punishments are necessary.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
During his punishment the fresh open-hearted lad had become a gloomy, self-contained man.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
His law has many references to this particular self punishment.
"The Colored Girl Beautiful" by E. Azalia Hackley
He laughed with savage mirth as he reflected that he himself had helped this man to escape the punishment of Providence, self-inflicted.
"A Mysterious Disappearance" by Gordon Holmes
True, he was at length discharged without punishment, seeing that he had killed the man in self-defence.
"Seven Legends" by Gottfried Keller
Whatever punishment he merited by his lack of generous self-control he tasted in its full bitterness in that hour.
"Vestigia" by George Fleming
He dwelt upon it, wilfully, not in conscious self-pity, but as one eager to meet his punishment half-way, to shirk none of it.
"Peccavi" by E. W. Hornung
Neither is the right to punish the right of avenging one's self.
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.
"Children's Ways" by James Sully
But in war I have noticed that temerity and cowardice are often self-punished, and bravery rewarded.
"In the Russian Ranks" by John Morse
In the same way losing may serve the purposes of obstinacy or self-punishment.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
Blame and punishment, as well as self-blame, have regard to character and so to the future.
"A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution" by C. M. Williams
This mode of punishment offers tempting possibilities in cases where the self-conceit of small people is offensively thrust upon their superiors.
"Blazing The Way" by Emily Inez Denny

In poetry:

While Innocence meets punishment,
While Falshood can produce such woes,
Mercy's self must needs lament
Perjury not more punish'd goes.
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield

In news:

Now, the county Board of Education has voted to look at abolishing the backpack-flier program altogether - potentially punishing every nonprofit in the county simply to censor one message of freedom and self-determination for all.
View full size Patirick Semansky, AP file photo Ohio State likes its football team going to those end-season-games called bowls, so it's self-imposed "punishment" doesn't prohibit the team from going to one in any future seasons.
Despite years of increasing prosecution of illegal traffickers, punishment of high-profile athletes and widely publicized health risks, more young people are using steroids to build muscles and bulk up self-esteem.
Hagadone punished for "" self-inflicted injury.
No, my self-demise was not a punishment for self-destructive Pub-style drinking.
I'm writing this column under threat of great peril, as self-identification of oneself as "poet" ranks third on the list of Offences Punishable by Groin Shot, just under "wearing an American flag necktie" and doing anything "ironically.

In science:

From Fig. 4(b) we see that for submitted papers with medium self-selectivity, the average score rule and punish low scores rule have the same degree of accuracy, and the eliminate highest and lowest score rule has slightly higher accuracy than the other two voting rules.
Mathematical Modeling of Competitive Group Recommendation Systems with Application to Peer Review Systems
From Fig. 4(c), we see that when submitted papers are of low self-selectivity, all three voting rules have nearly the same accuracy but the punish low scores rule has slightly lower accuracy.
Mathematical Modeling of Competitive Group Recommendation Systems with Application to Peer Review Systems
When submitted papers of medium self-selectivity, the weighted average scoring rule and the eliminate highest and lowest score rule have nearly the same accuracy, and the weighted average scoring rule has slightly higher accuracy than the average scoring rule and punish low scores rule .
Mathematical Modeling of Competitive Group Recommendation Systems with Application to Peer Review Systems