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mortified
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • As for Maggie, she had hardly ever been so mortified.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (91% in)
  • Maggie found the Latin Grammar quite soothing after her mathematical mortification; for she delighted in new words, and quickly found that there was an English Key at the end, which would make her very wise about Latin, at slight expense.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (76% in)
  • Wakem was not without this parenthetic vindictiveness toward the uncomplimentary miller; and now Mrs. Tulliver had put the notion into his head, it presented itself to him as a pleasure to do the very thing that would cause Mr. Tulliver the most deadly mortification,— and a pleasure of a complex kind, not made up of crude malice, but mingling with it the relish of self-approbation.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (88% in)
  • For example, she not only determined to work at plain sewing, that she might contribute something toward the fund in the tin box, but she went, in the first instance, in her zeal of self-mortification, to ask for it at a linen shop in St. Ogg's, instead of getting it in a more quiet and indirect way; and could see nothing but what was entirely wrong and unkind, nay, persecuting, in Tom's reproof of her for this unnecessary act.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (86% in)

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