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mortified
used in War and Peace

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exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • Drawing nearer, he recognized in the Rhetor a man he knew, Smolyaninov, and it mortified him to think that the newcomer was an acquaintance—he wished him simply a brother and a virtuous instructor.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (14% in)
  • You are such a diplomat that it is really tiresome," said Natasha in a mortified voice that trembled slightly.
    Book One — 1805 (40% in)
  • He frowned, trying to appear as if he did not want any of that wine, but was mortified because no one would understand that it was not to quench his thirst or from greediness that he wanted it, but simply from a conscientious desire for knowledge.
    Book One — 1805 (55% in)
  • The temperature shown by the political thermometer to the company that evening was this: "Whatever the European sovereigns and commanders may do to countenance Bonaparte, and to cause me, and us in general, annoyance and mortification, our opinion of Bonaparte cannot alter.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (27% in)
  • He had suffered so painfully three years before from the mortification to which his wife had subjected him that he now protected himself from the danger of its repetition, first by not being a husband to his wife, and secondly by not allowing himself to suspect.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (32% in)
  • This letter grieved and mortified Nicholas.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (2% in)
  • He did not mention this to his daughter, but Natasha noticed her father's nervousness and anxiety and felt mortified by it.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (32% in)
  • "And I'd have won on my Frenchy, your excellency," said Lavrushka from behind, alluding to his shabby cart horse, "only I didn't wish to mortify you."
    Book Ten — 1812 (36% in)
  • Pierre listened to him, straining each faculty to understand the essential points of the impending battle, but was mortified to feel that his mental capacity was inadequate for the task.
    Book Ten — 1812 (63% in)
  • On the evening of the first of September, after his interview with Kutuzov, Count Rostopchin had returned to Moscow mortified and offended because he had not been invited to attend the council of war, and because Kutuzov had paid no attention to his offer to take part in the defense of the city; amazed also at the novel outlook revealed to him at the camp, which treated the tranquillity of the capital and its patriotic fervor as not merely secondary but quite irrelevant and unimportant...
    Book Eleven — 1812 (57% in)
  • The doctor and valet lifted the cloak with which he was covered and, making wry faces at the noisome smell of mortifying flesh that came from the wound, began examining that dreadful place.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (88% in)

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