To better see all uses of the word
Wuthering Heights
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
mortified -- as in: felt mortified
Used In
Wuthering Heights
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • 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!
  • He reddened — I saw that by the moonlight — dropped his hand from the latch, and skulked off, a picture of mortified vanity.
  • 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.
  • ’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.

  • There are no more uses of "mortified" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • She was mortified when her father questioned the boy who came to pick her up.
  • The editor was mortified to discover one of her writers had plagiarized in a story.

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading