self-flagellation


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self-flagellation

(sĕlf′flăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act of severely criticizing oneself.
2. The act of punishing oneself.
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This episode follows several pilgrims who, guided by the Catholic faith, relive the Passion of Jesus Christ by practicing various types of public self-flagellation.
His statement about the issue was a case of involuntary self-flagellation.
While we are at it, instead of indulging in meaningless public self-flagellation, Clr Khan and his colleagues could also take a pay cut.
The most illuminating moments came when the national juries' displayed sometimes blatant displays of regional favouritism and occasional self-flagellation.
The six track debut mini-album opens with the David Fordand sounding self-flagellation of A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, which is as morose and beautiful as the title suggests.
And with an international break upon us, a defeat at Upton Park would have led to a fortnight of unimaginable suffering and self-flagellation among Evertonians.
Some descendants of these New Christians in this region formed Catholic brotherhoods or Penitentes, who still engage in out- dated rituals including self-flagellation.
For any Labour party member to exert even the merest whiff of confidence is to risk being accused of losing touch with reality but indulge in the self-flagellation option and the election is already lost.
For all his flamboyant self-flagellation, Shawn isnAAEt as brutally straightforward when it comes to personal economicsAuhe evades the brass tacks of budgets even as he sermonizes on higher principles.
Swarming crowds in Karbala on Tuesday joined sombre processions in which men and even some boys, accompanied by drummers, beat their chests and engaged in the devotional self-flagellation that characterises the Ashura rituals.
As this piece is being written, America's quadrennial self-flagellation over choosing a new president is underway, and by the time it arrives in your mailbox, a new president will have been elected.
With the bombast of self-congratulation or the sanctimony of self-flagellation, both politically easy options, many communities with large universities have become frozen in place, rendering themselves only slightly more relevant than those victims of hubris.