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Related to self-mortification: asceticism, ascetic
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Noun1.self-mortification - voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
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Your sister is given to self-mortification, is she not?
If that were true, Celia, my giving-up would be self-indulgence, not self-mortification.
Dashwood to stay longer; but, as if he were bent only on self-mortification, he seemed resolved to be gone when his enjoyment among his friends was at the height.
For example, she not only determined to work at plain sewing, that she might contribute something toward the fund in the tin box, but she went, in the first instance, in her zeal of self-mortification, to ask for it at a linen shop in St.
Ignacio stayed in a cave near the town of Manresa for 10 months where he went through self-mortification,' Dy says.
If the going becomes too tough, he may seek solace in Buddha's message: "Neither a life of self- indulgence, nor one of self-mortification can bring happiness.
The Camino de Santiago itself is a spiritual way and a way of self-mortification that engenders physical and spiritual pain while walking for more than a month.
There is more to life than self-mortification, and obsessive cost-benefit calculus, it seems to me, subtracts from the zest of life.
His monastic rules counseled eating enough to do God's work and forbade any self-mortification that resulted in illness or injury.
He discussed self-mortification in relation to the theology of Christs incarnation and avoided any dry, abstracted thought.
Self-mortification and the stigma of leprosy in Northern India.