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humiliate
used in Of Human Bondage

23 uses
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Definition
extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
  • He was afraid of humiliating himself.
    19-20 — Chapters 19-20 (26% in)
  • She coughed elaborately at the door so that Philip should have time to compose himself, she felt that he would be humiliated if she came upon him in the midst of his tears, then she rattled the door handle.
    9-10 — Chapters 9-10 (29% in)
  • Though he dreaded humiliation more than anything in the world, he hugged himself for two or three days at the thought of the agonising joy of humiliating himself to the Glory of God.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (30% in)
  • It was humiliating that if Miss Wilkinson insisted upon his telling her of his adventures in Heidelberg he would have nothing to tell.
    33-34 — Chapters 33-34 (3% in)
  • At first his manner was merely gruff and repellent, but as he discovered that Philip had no gift for accountancy he took pleasure in humiliating him; his attacks were gross and silly, but they wounded Philip, and in self-defence he assumed an attitude of superiority which he did not feel.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (52% in)
  • He did not like being blamed, and it humiliated him, when, having been given accounts to make fair copies of, Mr. Goodworthy was not satisfied and gave them to another clerk to do.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (56% in)
  • He felt that he was fit for something better than to add up accounts, and it was humiliating that he did so ill something which seemed contemptible.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (62% in)
  • Philip grew impatient; it was humiliating that Lawson should think him capable of being seriously disturbed by so trivial a calamity and would not realise that his dejection was due to a deep-seated distrust of his powers.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (64% in)
  • He laughed angrily at his own foolishness: it was absurd to care what an anaemic little waitress said to him; but he was strangely humiliated.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (57% in)
  • She seemed to be constantly humiliating him, and for each snub that he endured he owed her a grudge.
    57-58 — Chapters 57-58 (63% in)
  • Of course it would be humiliating to go back to the shop as though nothing had happened, but he had not much self-respect left.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (51% in)
  • He felt dreadfully humiliated.
    69-70 — Chapters 69-70 (31% in)
  • Nor did he want to have to confess to Mildred that he had failed: though the examination was difficult and the majority of candidates were ploughed at the first attempt, he knew that she would think less well of him if he did not succeed; she had a peculiarly humiliating way of showing what she thought.
    73-74 — Chapters 73-74 (13% in)
  • He knew what he was going to say was humiliating, but he was broken down with jealousy and desire.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (15% in)
  • "You needn't have allowed me to humiliate myself before you.'
    79-80 — Chapters 79-80 (53% in)
  • He was thinking of his long, humiliating confession.
    79-80 — Chapters 79-80 (58% in)
  • And there's nothing humiliating to you in it.'
    91-92 — Chapters 91-92 (24% in)
  • I don't want to humiliate you, but I simply can't.
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (57% in)
  • "It's so humiliating,' she said sulkily.
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (63% in)
  • She felt humiliated and angry, but she had a sort of na tive insolence which carried her through.
    95-96 — Chapters 95-96 (68% in)
  • Battle after battle, Magersfontein, Colenso, Spion Kop, lost on the playing fields of Eton, had humiliated the nation and dealt the death-blow to the prestige of the aristocracy and gentry who till then had found no one seriously to oppose their assertion that they possessed a natural instinct of government.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (46% in)
  • He was seized with a sense of his misery; and he did not know what on earth to do: he was ashamed at having slept on the Embankment; it seemed peculiarly humiliating, and he felt his cheeks flush in the darkness.
    99-100 — Chapters 99-100 (34% in)
  • Every night he swore that nothing would induce him to put up with such another and determined next morning to write to his uncle, or to Mr. Nixon, the solicitor, or to Lawson; but when the time came he could not bring himself to make the humiliating confession of his utter failure.
    99-100 — Chapters 99-100 (93% in)

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