MORTIFY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of mortify
Definition:
v. cause to experience shame or humiliation; embarrass
Example:
They mortify her so heavily that she ran to her room in tears.
Sentence in Classic:
In order to mortify the sense of sight he made it his rule to walk in the street with downcast eyes, glancing neither to right nor left and never behind him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He was austere with himself; drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages; and though he enjoyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
It is too ridiculous that such a girl as Thomasin could so mortify us as to get jilted on the wedding day.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
He chronicled with patience what he saw, detaching himself from it and tasting its mortifying flavour in secret.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
She knew that Princess Varvara had passed her whole life toadying on her rich relations, but that she should now be sponging on Vronsky, a man who was nothing to her, mortified Dolly on account of her kinship with her husband.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He frowned, trying to appear as if he did not want any of that wine, but was mortified because no one would understand that it was not to quench his thirst or from greediness that he wanted it, but simply from a conscientious desire for knowledge.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context