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mortified
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • When at length the collapse was explained to him, a sullen mortification, not usual with Durbeyfield, overpowered the influence of the cheering glass.
    5 — The Woman Pays (40% in)
  • But how could she dare to awaken him, and let him know what he had been doing, when it would mortify him to discover his folly in respect of her?
    5 — The Woman Pays (29% in)
  • She could read character sufficiently well to know by this time that she had nothing to fear from her employer's gallantry; it was rather the tyranny induced by his mortification at Clare's treatment of him.
    5 — The Woman Pays (83% in)
  • He clenched his lips, mortified with himself for his weakness.
    6 — The Convert (31% in)

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