self-accusation

NOUN
  1. an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
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How To Use self-accusation In A Sentence

  • (Naturally, all of this was only enough to get Mr. Hosni “accused” of anti-semitism by the New York Times, self-accusation not actually being enough to convict.) Gates of Sofia « View From a Height
  • This is the character's line of thought, a self-accusation, not an authorial verdict, and he returns to it eagerly a little later. Ian McEwan's 'Solar': The Fat Man's Vengeance (New York Review)
  • Self-accusation and liberal construction is a penal system regulated by our country's Criminal Law, as well as an important legal circumstance of punishment.
  • And yet, despite these self-accusations, bibliophily rather than bibliomania would be the word to characterize his conscientious purpose. The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac
  • `Pete suddenly burst into tears and began confessing - no, it wasn't exactly a confession of anything, it was more a self-accusation. COME AND BE KILLED
  • The situation of self-accusation and guilt now under consideration is certainly different.
  • This is most unfortunate: self-accusation is an important Christian activity, and I wouldn't mind seeing more Christian novels engaged in it. August Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy Blog Tour: Broken Angel
  • Already, as he groped his way along through the darkness and the fetid air, he felt strong temptation to self-accusation. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • The advice might vary each time, but the basic self-accusation is presumed sincere. Sen. Ted Kennedy's right to a Catholic funeral
  • The flattish factuality of the poem well conveys its embarrassed self-accusation.
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