self-accusation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-accusation an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-accusation The act of accusing one's self.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Self-accusation the act of accusing one's self
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

For hours I tossed and turned in self-questioning, self-accusing fury.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Against this self-accusation I must take M. Cousin under my protection.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
There is no need to follow the self-accusation of one of the kindest hearts that ever beat.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
She burst into self-accusing tears.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
My pain and self-accusation would not let me rest.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
They watched her go into the house and then turned to each other, one with an accusing smile, the other grinning self-consciously.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
You are not wholly given over yet, Captain Flin, for there are evidences of self-accusings in your confession.
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
The self-accusation was bitter.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
Her self-accusation had so far left him untouched.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The patient was a rubber worker who suddenly developed a depression with self-accusation and convulsions.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
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In poetry:

Self-denial!--through whose feeling
We are gainer though we're loser;
All the finer force revealing
Of our natures. No accuser
Is the conscience then, but healing
Of the wound of which we're chooser.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Mom accused of killing her 2 kids, self.
The self-made Billionaire Oprah Winfrey fired back at one tacky dude on Twitter accusing her of not giving back to the Ghetto.
Her former self-described manager Sam Lutfi had accused Spears' family of libel and worse.
A self-proclaimed preacher is accused of attacking his roommate with a sword.
A nanny accused in the stabbing deaths of two children in her care at their upscale Manhattan home pleaded not guilty Wednesday inside a hospital room where she's been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds.
Surfer's Accused Killer Acted in Self-Defense.
City man accused of exposing self to juveniles.
China accused the Dalai Lama of allying with Japanese right-wingers in an island dispute as a way of attacking China and blamed him for glorifying a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans.
BEIJING — China accused the Dalai Lama of allying with Japanese right-wingers in an island dispute as a way of attacking China and blamed him for glorifying a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans.
BEIJING (AP) — China accused the Dalai Lama on Monday of allying with Japanese right-wingers in an island dispute as a way of attacking China and blamed him for glorifying a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans.
PELL CITY — Attorneys representing a Riverside man accused of killing and dragging the body of his cousin with a vehicle said their client acted in self-defense.
Last time we wrote about self-proclaimed superhero Phoenix Jones, it was when he was wrongfully accused of pocketing money intended for a domestic-violence nonprofit.
Albertville Man Accused Of Shooting Estranged Wife, Then Self, at Thanksgiving Dinner.
NEW YORK (AP) — A nanny accused in the stabbing deaths of two children in her care at their upscale home near Central Park pleaded not guilty Wednesday inside a hospital room where she's been treated for self-inflicted stab wounds.
David Goudie, a self-proclaimed pastor, is accused of the ungodly act of attacking his roommate with a sword, CBS Sacramento reports.
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