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humiliate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
  • To be puffed by ignorance was not only humiliating, but perilous, and not more enviable than the reputation of the weather-prophet.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (38% in)
  • She was humiliated to find herself a mere victim of feeling, as if she could know nothing except through that medium: all her strength was scattered in fits of agitation, of struggle, of despondency, and then again in visions of more complete renunciation, transforming all hard conditions into duty.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (74% in)
  • We are angered even by the full acceptance of our humiliating confessions—how much more by hearing in hard distinct syllables from the lips of a near observer, those confused murmurs which we try to call morbid, and strive against as if they were the oncoming of numbness!
    Book 2 — Old and Young (76% in)
  • We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (9% in)
  • Perhaps it was not possible for Lydgate, under the double stress of outward material difficulty and of his own proud resistance to humiliating consequences, to imagine fully what this sudden trial was to a young creature who had known nothing but indulgence, and whose dreams had all been of new indulgence, more exactly to her taste.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (59% in)
  • Mr. Farebrother said little: he was deeply mournful: with a keen perception of human weakness, he could not be confident that under the pressure of humiliating needs Lydgate had not fallen below himself.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (99% in)
  • Nevertheless, in her new humiliating uncertainty she dared do nothing but comply.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (61% in)

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