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humiliate
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
  • Finally, little heroic as he was, it seemed more decorous to be overthrown in the downfall of the party with which he had been content to stand than to remain a forlorn survivor, when so many worthier men were falling: and at last, after subsisting for four years on the mercy of a hostile administration, to be compelled then to define his position anew, and claim the yet more humiliating mercy of a friendly one.
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