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humiliate
used in The Mill on the Floss

11 uses
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Definition
extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
  • "Ugh! you coward!" said Tom, and kicked him over, feeling humiliated as a sportsman to possess so poor-spirited an animal.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (70% in)
  • But immediately afterward Maggie had reflected that if she drove many nails in she would not be so well able to fancy that the head was hurt when she knocked it against the wall, nor to comfort it, and make believe to poultice it, when her fury was abated; for even aunt Glegg would be pitiable when she had been hurt very much, and thoroughly humiliated, so as to beg her niece's pardon.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Tom Is Expected (22% in)
  • Maggie's sobs began to subside, and she put out her mouth for the cake and bit a piece; and then Tom bit a piece, just for company, and they ate together and rubbed each other's cheeks and brows and noses together, while they ate, with a humiliating resemblance to two friendly ponies.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (73% in)
  • She turned through the first gate that was not locked, and felt a delightful sense of privacy in creeping along by the hedgerows, after her recent humiliating encounter.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (16% in)
  • Still more, to see people who have been only insignificantly offensive to us reduced in life and humiliated, without any special effort of ours, is apt to have a soothing, flattering influence.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (86% in)
  • To see an enemy humiliated gives a certain contentment, but this is jejune compared with the highly blent satisfaction of seeing him humiliated by your benevolent action or concession on his behalf.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (88% in)
  • To see an enemy humiliated gives a certain contentment, but this is jejune compared with the highly blent satisfaction of seeing him humiliated by your benevolent action or concession on his behalf.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (89% in)
  • Then with a bright smile, "I think perhaps I could if he were very conceited; and yet, if he got extremely humiliated afterward, I should relent."
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (32% in)
  • Oh, I think you should humiliate him a little.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Confidential Moments (51% in)
  • Maggie always writhed under this judgment of Tom's; she rebelled and was humiliated in the same moment; it seemed as if he held a glass before her to show her her own folly and weakness, as if he were a prophetic voice predicting her future fallings; and yet, all the while, she judged him in return; she said inwardly that he was narrow and unjust, that he was below feeling those mental needs which were often the source of the wrong-doing or absurdity that made her life a planless...
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (75% in)
  • But her eyes filled fast with tears as she said it, and all the pent-up excitement of her humiliating walk would have its vent before she could say more.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (54% in)

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