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laceration
used in The Brothers Karamazov

22 uses
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Definition
a cut — especially of the skin — and often implying that the cut was not clean, but instead left jagged edges
  • Lamentations comfort only by lacerating the heart still more.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (24% in)
  • Would you believe it, Ivan, that that lacerates my sentiments?
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (61% in)
  • Lacerations Chapter I. Father Ferapont Alyosha was roused early, before daybreak.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (0% in)
  • If you could only imagine what's passing between them now—it's awful, I tell you it's lacerating, it's like some incredible tale of horror.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (37% in)
  • Chapter V. A Laceration In The Drawing-Room But in the drawing-room the conversation was already over.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (46% in)
  • The word "lacerating," which Madame Hohlakov had just uttered, almost made him start, because half waking up towards daybreak that night he had cried out "Laceration, laceration," probably applying it to his dream.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (47% in)
  • The word "lacerating," which Madame Hohlakov had just uttered, almost made him start, because half waking up towards daybreak that night he had cried out "Laceration, laceration," probably applying it to his dream.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (47% in)
  • The word "lacerating," which Madame Hohlakov had just uttered, almost made him start, because half waking up towards daybreak that night he had cried out "Laceration, laceration," probably applying it to his dream.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (47% in)
  • Now Alyosha was impressed by Madame Hohlakov's blunt and persistent assertion that Katerina Ivanovna was in love with Ivan, and only deceived herself through some sort of pose, from "self-laceration," and tortured herself by her pretended love for Dmitri from some fancied duty of gratitude.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (47% in)
  • "It was lacerating," as was said just now.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (49% in)
  • But what could he understand even in this "laceration"?
    Book 4 — Lacerations (49% in)
  • Instead of a poor, insulted girl, weeping in a sort of "laceration," he saw a woman completely self-possessed and even exceedingly pleased, as though something agreeable had just happened.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (56% in)
  • For you're torturing Ivan, simply because you love him—and torturing him, because you love Dmitri through 'self-laceration'—with an unreal love—because you've persuaded yourself."
    Book 4 — Lacerations (58% in)
  • And the more he insults you, the more you love him—that's your 'laceration.'
    Book 4 — Lacerations (59% in)
  • I don't want to sit beside a 'laceration.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (60% in)
  • A Laceration In The Cottage He certainly was really grieved in a way he had seldom been before.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (66% in)
  • It certainly was sitting by a 'laceration.'
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (27% in)
  • Her feeling for Dmitri was simply a self-laceration.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (27% in)
  • I am convinced that he did that from 'self-laceration,' from the self-laceration of falsity, for the sake of the charity imposed by duty, as a penance laid on him.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (33% in)
  • I am convinced that he did that from 'self-laceration,' from the self-laceration of falsity, for the sake of the charity imposed by duty, as a penance laid on him.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (33% in)
  • She had loved him with an hysterical, "lacerated" love only from pride, from wounded pride, and that love was not like love, but more like revenge.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (36% in)
  • Oh! perhaps that lacerated love would have grown into real love, perhaps Katya longed for nothing more than that, but Mitya's faithlessness had wounded her to the bottom of her heart, and her heart could not forgive him.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (36% in)

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