self-condemnation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-condemnation an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-condemnation Condemnation of one's self by one's own judgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-condemnation Condemnation by one's own conscience or confession.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Self-condemnation condemnation by one's own conscience: a self-condemning
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Then would self-condemnation be heavy upon him!
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
It may seem strange that Walter should be apparently excessive in his own self-condemnation.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
He condemned fighting in round terms, declaring it was never necessary, except in self-defence.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
He bowed his pale, miserable face before her, self-condemned.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Without a word of excuse to offer, he sat there, self-condemned and speechless.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
And in this spirit of self-condemnation and loneliness he took up his work next day.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
An interpretation which results in such thoughts, which cannot be entertained for a moment, is self-condemned.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Are we to condemn or praise this self-made dog?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This sort of condemnation requires such intimate knowledge that one can hardly pass it upon any but one's self.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
Her head had been bowed to the dust in self-condemnation, in humility unspeakable.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
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In poetry:

Though self-condemn'd and wounded to the heart,
Thou never canst from thy lov'd errors part,
And never shalt before the Lord appear,
Until the Holy Spirit drags thee there.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Ah! Life,-- so purposeless yet steep'd in self,
I do confess thee, yea, I do condemn thee,
So pack'd with pleasure, or so plann'd for pelf,
I do denounce thee, yea, I do contemn thee.
"What We All Feel" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Its brilliant self-assertions were condemned
To interest the forest and draw death
On aqueducts and learning; yet the world,
Through them, had witnessed, when predestined love
Fell like a daring meteor into time,
The condescension of eternal order.
"Kairos and Logos" by W H Auden

In news:

Should You Condone or Condemn Self-experimentation.
Should You Condone or Condemn Self- experimentation .
In the latter case the study noted a negative impact from being religiously " condemning and judgmental of others" or "of self", while it found a positive correlation between frequency of prayer and longevity.
I'm very self-critical: I hate my hair, my lips, my nose, and I'm left with a muffin top, thanks to these blasted trousers One time, I counted up to ten Man is condemned to be free.
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