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She felt humiliated by his public insults.
  extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
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humiliating humiliated humiliate humiliates humiliatingly
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  • She felt humiliated by his public insults.
  • She’s convinced PE class was invented to humiliate innocent kids.
  • He humiliated his colleague by criticizing him in front of the boss
  • One has to completely humiliate oneself to be what the Beatles were...
    John Lennon

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  • The team was humiliated by the 55 to 3 loss.
  • Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth...
    Isaiah 54:4
  • ...she felt that he would be humiliated if she came upon him in the midst of his tears,
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, "Give this man your seat.’" Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.
    Luke 14:9 (NIV)
  • ...he did not see how Blythe could do it, and HE, for his part, could never humiliate himself so.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne of The Island
  • It is humiliating before others to have a diarrhoea
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea

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  • Before every game, you worry that some guy on the other team is going to manhandle you, humiliate you, show you up.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • He was so humiliated he nearly limped when he came in.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • I had come through that back door against my will, and it seemed that he and the sheriff were doing everything they could to humiliate me even more by making me wait on them.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • No; there’s nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women who are rich.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • I knew he wanted to humiliate us on the opening play.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • But it’s still humiliating.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • What if the whole thing was a setup, you know, humiliate the new girl and scar her for life?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • It’s bad if you get under ten and humiliating if you don’t get more than five—it basically means that you’re either ugly or unknown.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I sat at the bottom of the bathtub, humiliated, trying not to cry.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • In a few seconds, Carter’s backside would be humiliatingly struck, and Marlee’s precious hands  "No!"
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • It wouldn’t take much for him to guess that it was the same cowboy who’d humiliated him the weekend before.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The other day you made a point of humiliating me, and yesterday you basically said I was an embarrassment.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I knew it wouldn’t work, and now I was stuck in this humiliating situation.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • It was humiliating to be in the same room.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Morning calisthenics in the yard, every squad in the regiment, over three hundred troops, and Reznik picks this time to publicly humiliate me.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She could humiliate you with a single word.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It was humiliating to Mae to have her friends’ parents say, "Hey, saw your mom at the lot," or "Tell your dad thanks again for comping me the other day," but soon their finances stabilized, and they could hire a couple guys to trade shifts.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Fazlullah’s men humiliated them by taking their uniforms and guns and giving them each 500 rupees to make their way back.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I thought Olive, who was small and quick, or Hugh, with his peculiar connection to another sort of winged creature, might have some luck, but both were humiliated.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I turned back, humiliated.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Three minutes into my self-surrender, and I already felt humiliated and beaten.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It must have been humiliating to be shaved in preparation for an execution.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Do you know how humiliating that is?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • If Mervyn was to humiliate her she could embarrass him by retaliating with some grand gesture—whether it was a celebrated walk through the jungle or actually holding her breath until she fainted at the Kitulgala resthouse when she saw him beginning to drink too much, so that he had to stop and drive her home.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • It must be my stunned and humiliated expression that they’re looking at.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The phrase ’written on behalf of is . humiliating."
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The implication sank in: two boys whom Meg had humiliated, preparing for payback.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Miri no longer expects anything from her daughter, except to be challenged, berated and humiliated.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She humiliated me in class, and later she told me she’d keep doing it — or even worse — unless I agreed to help her.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • She wouldn’t be humiliated by anything, least of all being dirty.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Have you ever heard anything more humiliating?
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • —only to be found out and publicly humiliated before all the other fat ladies.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • It was so humiliating.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • I screamed, angry and humiliated.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The ritual affirmed who we were despite the humiliating restrictions outside our door.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Green, on the other hand, took obvious pleasure in harassing and humiliating Baker every chance he got.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • I pulled off the blankets and stood up, humiliated.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • He stood on the sidewalk, awkward and humiliated, trouser legs flapping around his ankles, socks falling down.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • As if I haven’t already been completely humiliated—now he has to apologize for calling me ugly.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I had humiliated him and his eyes carried the message.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
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