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humiliate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
  • The haughty air of the Flemish hosier, by humiliating the courtiers, had touched in all these plebeian souls that latent sentiment of dignity still vague and indistinct in the fifteenth century.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (13% in)
  • ...its gilding, its azure, its statues, its pointed arches, its pillars, its immense vault, all fretted with carvings? and the gilded chamber? and the stone lion, which stood at the door, with lowered head and tail between his legs, like the lions on the throne of Solomon, in the humiliated attitude which befits force in the presence of justice? and the beautiful doors? and the stained glass? and the chased ironwork, which drove Biscornette to despair? and the delicate woodwork of Hancy?
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (35% in)
  • But as soon as the mule was near enough to the pillory to allow of its rider recognizing the victim, the priest dropped his eyes, beat a hasty retreat, spurred on rigorously, as though in haste to rid himself of humiliating appeals, and not at all desirous of being saluted and recognized by a poor fellow in such a predicament.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (73% in)

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