self-condemnation

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Noun1.self-condemnation - an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
confession - an admission of misdeeds or faults
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
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Anything was welcome to her -- the trivial difficulties of fitting a gown: the small, ceaseless chatter of the poor half-witted creature who was so proud of her assistance, and so happy in her company -- anything was welcome that shut her out from the coming future, from the destiny to which she stood self-condemned.
A case in point is his current novel Self-Condemned, which is set in Toronto and at Assumption College in Windsor.
In the crusade, religious fanaticism caused violations of elementary decency because, due to their being perceived as a threat to authority, the Cathars were seen not as persons but as dangerous and self-condemned heretics.