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mortify

(môr′tə-fī′)
v. morti·fied, morti·fying, morti·fies
v.tr.
To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
v.intr.
To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
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Staying, mortifyingly, in "Stalin's second dacha" in 1949-50, Mao was subjected to the indignities of soft pillows and Western toilets, and complained relentlessly about the frozen fish sent for his consumption.
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By the time I'd mortifyingly wedged myself, Gareth Edwards and his wife Maureen in the train station turnstiles - after distributing my collection of invalid tickets - it pinged ``2-0
By tricking the audience with the generic trappings of romance while providing a moral tale of Christian penitence, the Gawain-poet enacts once more the deception that so mortifyingly tricked Gawain.
In pursuit of a president whose foolish and improper behavior had already become mortifyingly public, he so engaged the executive branch as to paralyze both the president and the Congress.
Taken up by the late Romantics of the Irish School - especially Katherine Tynan - he spoke with his own voice, though the transition of the modernist poetry of his greater achievements took time and mortifyingly hard work.
And in a black T-shirt from his son's drawer, blue jeans, work boots (both jeans and boots mortifyingly unscathed by work), Richard knocked on Dewey's trailer door.
134]), the addict can pretend that he has foregone his addiction even while he is mortifyingly captive to it.
Anybody aged between the mortifyingly wide age range of 15 and 35 being referred to as 'millennials' or 'generation Y' -- somehow suggesting people born across three decades may share common ground by the simple virtue of growing up with the internet.