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mortified -- as in: felt mortified
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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.
  • I’m mortified Shane saw me half undressed.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • But when he looked down at the book to read the English translation, he stumbled over the word herb, pronouncing the h. Uncle Sam snorted and Aaron stopped, mortified.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic

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  • The thought alone was mortifying.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • I sat there, completely mortified.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "I’m sorry," I said, feeling mortified that I’d indirectly insulted his memory.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I’m so mortified.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • And, after he pulled her from the water and bandaged the wound, carrying her to his sister’s bed, averting his eyes as he dressed her in his sister’s gown; Cassie would have been mortified when she realized he’d seen her unclothed.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • So what had so mortified her during Gus’s presentation?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • All at once, Gabby saw a mortifying montage of herself babbling and crying and finally storming off in a huff.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Mrs. Hickey looked mortified and excused herself to go look for something in the storeroom, and Mr. Hickey politely held open the door for me, not saying anything more, and I resolved then not to disturb them again until they found it necessary to contact me directly, when I should be happy to contribute in any way.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I think about bananas, oranges, and strawberries, mortified that he might actually sense what I am thinking.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • She’d been mortified after their kiss, and had spent the next five minutes stammering an apology while he grinned.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Cinder glared at the doctor, half-mortified, but the start of a smile grew on Kai’s face.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • To his great astonishment and mortification, Sticky saw his parents begin trying less and less to find him, instead devoting their time and energy toward the proper disposal of their newfound riches.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Instantly she was horrified at herself, and in mortified confusion kept her eyes on the wooden trencher before her.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Some of her fellow cheerleaders were amused, some were mortified.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • I wonder what he needs to hide, because there is enough here in his living room that should mortify him.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • He was mortified; he had gum stuck on his fingers and in his hair, and he could hear his classmates trying to suppress their laughter.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • If I wasn’t so stubborn, I might even admit that my judgmental behavior this week was completely mortifying and he had every right in the world to be angry with me for being so ignorant.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • And I watched while the crazy Polack took a gulp of whiskey straight from the bottle and with her other hand—the one which had wrought upon me such mixed mortification and pleasure—gently massaged into the skin of her face my hapless exudate.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I am doubly mortified, because I didn’t know, and because Mr. Smeath said fart at the Sunday dinner table and enlisted me on his side, and I did not say no. It isn’t the word itself that makes me ashamed.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Mortified, I began to stammer—swearing was seriously against the rules at the Barbours’ house—but Mr. Barbour didn’t seem greatly perturbed.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Mortified, she dumped the feathers in their bag, secured it.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I was ready to bolt, ready to run out of that room as soon as she broke my heart, so I wouldn’t have to face the mortification.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • My parents would have been mortified if I wore a bathing suit in public.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • When I do, it’s almost too mortifying to admit.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Often, when she stood over him, there was the mortifying thought that he had just woken up, his eyes splitting open to view her—to watch her watching.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Her dad’s words stung in her ears: I am so mortified you’re my daughter.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Even the choir applauded; and the freckles on Jack’s face disappeared under a blush of mortification.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • To mortify the flesh is nothing.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His ears leaned sidelong off his head like holstered pistols, and above them waved a calamity of black hair that mortified him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Piper knew most kids would find a Q&A like this with their parents totally mortifying.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I’d be mortified in front of a man like that.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The first two dances, however, brought a return of distress; they were dances of mortification.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Jim was mortified enough to complain about it at the supper table.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • So I stood there, mortified and embarrassed.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Let me play the fool; With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come; And let my liver rather heat with wine Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • "Think you can get away?" Elizabeth would be mortified by the thought of sharing a room with a man before she was married, Hilly would tell me I was stupid to even consider it.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf glared at Clevinger with tight lips, mortified by the poor impression Clevinger was making.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Oh, auntie, my sore toe’s mortified!"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • It was therefore no small mortification to him to have visited most of the principal cities in Italy without having excited the most trifling observation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Mrs. Chester Ross just LOOKED at me and I thought I would sink through the floor with mortification.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • I want to look up, to read the expression on his face, but I’m too mortified.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • I set my spoon down, mortified.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • It dawned on her then that her dad had asked the police to bring her home, and there was an instant when she was frozen in mortification.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Perhaps he was having a good time, but I was mortified.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • A scowl of mortification and rage was upon his face.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
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