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masochist

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Definition someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
  • If you're not a masochist, find a job you enjoy most of the time.
  • I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.
    Sally Kempton
  • Man was forced to accept masochism as his ideal—under the threat that sadism was his only alternative.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The trial was a necessary, but masochistic, ritual.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I've never been much of a masochist, so I'm not looking forward to the pain.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • We're not, you know, masochistic.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Clary wondered if she wasn't some kind of masochist, to throw herself into the path of it herself.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It seemed like bravery to me before, but now it seems more like masochism.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • A masochistic sort of thing.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • BERENGER: I'm no masochist, I assure you.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • Was I a masochist, who wanted to relieve the agony I'd inflicted?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • There's bravery and then there's masochism, and the line got a little hazy with him."
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • What a sick, masochistic lion.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • She may have been, she admitted, truly masochistic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Our kindness has been tainted with masochism since the world began, and it is not to our best interest to forget it.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I had to ask in a masochistic way, "Was Lindsay there?"
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • I must be some kind of masochist.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • They all knew he had an assignment, and only a fool or a masochist would want to go outside today.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • If you run too far, you might be a masochist, an anorexic, or another type, and you will have to see an Official of Psychology for diagnosis.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Which would have been masochistic ecstasy for me, probably.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey

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