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humiliate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
  • She's one of those pushy women who will readily humiliate you if you do ask her "out"; and if you don't ask her, she'll attempt to humiliate you more.
    p. 537.9
  • What I remember of skiing with my cousins is long, humiliating, and hurtling falls, followed by my cousins retrieving my ski poles, my mittens, and my hat—from which I became inevitably separated.
    p. 55.9
  • I told Owen that perhaps he was better off to be "above" these proceedings, but Owen hinted that I and other members of our Sunday school class were at least partially responsible for his humiliating elevation—for hadn't we been the first to lift Owen into the air?
    p. 154.6
  • It was humiliating to me; I'd hoped that, one day, I would feel more equal to my exciting cousins, but I felt I was less equal to them than I'd ever been.
    p. 280.9
  • She had flirted with him, she had taunted him, she had humiliated him—or she had tried to.
    p. 383.9
  • Until that summer, my long apprenticeship to maturity struck me as arduous and humiliating; Randy White had confiscated my fake draft card, and I wasn't yet old enough to buy beer—I wasn't independent enough to merit my own place to live, I wasn't earning enough to afford my own car, and I wasn't something enough to persuade a woman to bestow her sexual favors upon me.
    p. 423.2
  • And so I rode from Little Boar's Head to Durham with Hester on my lap—once again, humiliated by my hard-on.
    p. 446.1
  • After so many humiliating years of trying to lose my virginity, which no one but myself appeared even slightly interested in—hardly anyone has wanted to take it from me—I decided that, in the long run, my virginity was valuable only if I kept it.
    p. 520.9
  • She's one of those pushy women who will readily humiliate you if you do ask her "out"; and if you don't ask her, she'll attempt to humiliate you more.
    p. 537.9

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