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mortified -- as in: felt mortified
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  • Beyond the prelature’s adherence to the arcane ritual of corporal mortification, their views on women were medieval at best.
  • The Vatican prelature known as Opus Dei is a deeply devout Catholic sect that has been the topic of recent controversy due to reports of brainwashing, coercion, and a dangerous practice known as "corporal mortification."
  • His broad back still ached from the corporal mortification he had endured earlier today, and yet the pain was inconsequential compared with the anguish of his life before Opus Dei had saved him.
  • Like many members of Opus Dei, these businessmen were at the "supernumerary" stage and practiced no corporal mortification at all.
  • She had been shocked to learn that female numeraries were forced to clean the men’s residence halls for no pay while the men were at mass; women slept on hardwood floors, while the men had straw mats; and women were forced to endure additional requirements of corporal mortification… all as added penance for original sin.
  • His Holiness has become uneasy with your aggressive recruiting policies and your practices of corporal mortification.
  • Although Escrivá had died in 1975, his wisdom lived on, his words still whispered by thousands of faithful servants around the globe as they knelt on the floor and performed the sacred practice known as "corporal mortification."

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  • 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.

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