1. punishment inflicted on yourself
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How To Use self-punishment In A Sentence

  • No, to court death as secret self-punishment for failure as an officer wouldn't do. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • The artist alternates between self-punishment and the exercise of power.
  • Meanwhile, Rose, who at one point complains that she's not good at anything, is shown to have been really good at the kind of self-sacrifice that is really self-punishment. Lance Mannion:
  • Suppressed aggression toward others became self-directed aggression and self-punishment.
  • The austerity is admirable but the effect of this hair-shirted self-punishment is too often not the revelation of a new affective range, but a dutiful boredom.
  • What buried secrets could possibly prompt this severe a self-punishment?
  • Self-mutilation has to do with self-punishment.
  • Pride, one might say, is the sin of humble people and humility is the punishment of proud people; and each reversal represents a kind of self-punishment.
  • You would think that the hero blinding himself in self-punishment would be the low point of tragedy, but the story just gets bleaker.
  • That mood of self-punishment, of Catholic mortification, was the one he found hardest to handle. GRACE
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