flagellatory


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flagellatory

(ˈflædʒɪlətərɪ)
adj
relating to flagellation
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It is at once possible to see why Swinburne with his masochistic veneration of such feminine types might find such a heroine immensely attractive, and he must have enjoyed the flagellatory pun ("lash") in the above passage that momentarily turns Ethel into a dominatrix.
This is more masochism than saintliness: eros may enlarge the sympathies, but it remains self-centered, flagellatory.
The exception is the effectively grim and resourcefully sung Judge Turpin of Walter Charles, who is aided by the inclusion of his flagellatory solo that was cut from the original production.