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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Physical examination showed widespread scarring on his back (Figure) and the superior aspect of his scalp associated with self-flagellation.
NABATIEH: Despite Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah's stark warnings against self-flagellation, hundreds of mourners insisted on maintaining the traditional ritual.
The self-flagellation practice, however, is not the norm, even across the Shia world.
By SIMON STONE MAN UTD V MAN CITY TONIGHT, 8PM SIR ALEX FERGUSON has revealed he never watched a repeat of Manchester United's six-goal mauling by Manchester City last season, declaring: "I am not into self-flagellation."
While Sam's often melodramatic self-flagellation and declarations ("the ice that lived in me") are age-appropriate, they become repetitive.
Clashes broke out as Sunni students tried to stop their Shiite counterparts from self-flagellation inside the mosque.
Wade was livid with his second Test display but Gilchrist rebooted the six-Test custodian this week in Perth, arguing the keeper's self-flagellation wasn't warranted.
SCARS on the body of an inmate who claimed he was abused in custody were actually caused by self-flagellation during religious processions, a medical examiner told a court yesterday.
When will our leader wake up to the fact that his personal suffering and self-flagellation means absolutely nothing unless it is accompanied by real leadership?
It crossed my mind that this brutal self-flagellation is itself born of the same desire for purification, of one kind or another, that gave impetus to National Socialism.
His statement about the issue was a case of involuntary self-flagellation. In reality it was an admission of guilt, a self-condemnation, even if the president was incapable of realising the implications of his words.
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.