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mortified
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (48% in)

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