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mortified -- as in: felt mortified
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Oh, the nausea of standing by the doctor, trying not to vomit when his bright knife cut into mortifying flesh!
  • Scarlett, I’m so mortified I could die! I nearly swooned and, Scarlett, Uncle Peter is threatening to tell Aunt Pitty!
  • She quailed a little as she thought how white with mortification Ellen would be at hearing that her daughter had eloped with another girl’s fiance, but she knew Ellen would forgive her when she saw her happiness.
  • Cathleen was so mortified she said she’d rather the house had been burned.
  • When the spell had passed, she put her head in her hands and cried from sheer mortification.
  • After she had spoken she could have bitten her tongue, for he threw back his head and laughed until she went red with mortification.
  • Her vanity was sore and she was mortified at the thought that Rhett had taken it all so lightly, that he didn’t want her, that he put her on the level of other women in other beds.
  • Think how your little children will feel when they grow older and realize that you were in trade! How mortified they will be to know that you exposed yourself to the insults of rude men and the dangers of careless gossip in attending to mills.
  • The mortification and hurt pride that she had suffered in the library with Ashley and with Rhett Butler were pin pricks to this.

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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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