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mortified
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
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Definition exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • I've said I did not love her, and rather relished mortifying her vanity now and then: besides, she hurt me extremely; so I started up from my knees, and screamed out, 'Oh, Miss, that's a nasty trick!
    Chapter 8 (78% in)
  • 'If thou weren't more a lass than a lad, I'd fell thee this minute, I would; pitiful lath of a crater!' retorted the angry boor, retreating, while his face burnt with mingled rage and mortification! for he was conscious of being insulted, and embarrassed how to resent it.
    Chapter 21 (58% in)
  • He reddened — I saw that by the moonlight — dropped his hand from the latch, and skulked off, a picture of mortified vanity.
    Chapter 24 (46% in)
  • Hareton's chest heaved in silence a minute: he laboured under a severe sense of mortification and wrath, which it was no easy task to suppress.
    Chapter 31 (55% in)

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