HUMILIATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of HUMILIATE
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humiliate
 v.  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Classic Sentence: (124 in 9 pages)
1  I had been humiliated, so I wanted to humiliate; I had been treated like a rag, so I wanted to show my power.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IX
2  I do not wish to utilize the fortunes of war to humiliate an honored monarch.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX
3  Her eyes seemed to regard him with mild pity; her holiness, a strange light glowing faintly upon her frail flesh, did not humiliate the sinner who approached her.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  And after all, he had no wish at all to humiliate himself before the committee by being too punctual.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Two First Cross-examination
5  Daisy went upstairs to wash her face--too late I thought with humiliation of my towels--while Gatsby and I waited on the lawn.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  A frowzy mourning of soot and smoke attired this forlorn creation of Barnard, and it had strewn ashes on its head, and was undergoing penance and humiliation as a mere dust-hole.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
7  As I passed him, his teeth loudly chattered in his head, and with every mark of extreme humiliation, he prostrated himself in the dust.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
8  A new burst of crying came upon her now, in which she once more hid her face among the stones, and lay before us, a prostrate image of humiliation and ruin.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
9  That humiliation of which she was always conscious came back to her with a peculiar bitterness when her sister reminded her of it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 3
10  Looking at him, she had a physical sense of her humiliation, and she could say nothing more.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 11
11  The humiliation of his rejection stung him to the heart, as though it were a fresh wound he had only just received.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 17
12  "But the humiliation," said Kitty, "the humiliation one can never forget, can never forget," she said, remembering her look at the last ball during the pause in the music.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 32
13  That was what I did indeed when she herself made known to me my humiliation; I left everything as of old.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 12
14  No," said Kitty, blushing, but looking at him all the more boldly with her truthful eyes; "a girl may be so circumstanced that she cannot live in the family without humiliation, while she herself.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 13
15  He felt disgraced, humiliated, guilty, and deprived of all possibility of washing away his humiliation.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 18
Example Sentence:
1  Please do not humiliate anyone in a restaurant or supermarket.
2  The reversal was a humiliation for his Party, which also runs India's central government, and a rare moment of hope for beleaguered opposition parties.
3  Mr Sarkozy, who was subjected to the humiliation of being the first ex-head of state to be detained by police on Tuesday, appeared on television and radio tonight to denounce what he sees as an orchestrated politically-motivated campaign to destroy his reputation.
4  His exaltation had but one alloy -- the memory of his humiliation in this angel's garden -- and that record in sand was fast washing out, under the waves of happiness that were sweeping over it now.
5  Criminals are given the option of going to jail or facing public humiliation.
6  The battle ended in a humiliating defeat.
7  He found the experience utterly humiliating.
8  He received a humiliating rebuff from his manager.
9  The government suffered a humiliating defeat in yesterday's debate.
10  Eight years later, after a photoshoot with Erdogan, Turkey's despotic president, and a humiliating World Cup exit, Mr Ozil has become a national scapegoat.
11  The party was humiliated in the recent elections.