self-reproach


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self-reproach

(sĕlf′rĭ-prōch′)
n.
The act or an instance of charging oneself with a fault or mistake.

self′-re·proach′ful adj.
self′-re·proach′ful·ly adv.
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There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.
Michael Bagley, defending, said his client had a long history of cocaine abuse and was "full of self-reproach" over the attack.
Proctor is weighed down by self-reproach and self-loathing for having betrayed his wife Elizabeth, as well as by the prospect of lying to Danforth to save his own skin.
Even so, he still feels self-reproach for failing to take his first chance to be a Test regular.
They fluffed their lines on the way to 72 all out yet England's slow left-armer was full of self-reproach for a first-innings performance which brought him just one wicket, for 91 runs, in 33 overs.
Consider the repetition in the following revelation: "I learned to see beyond my self-reproach for falling short ...
THE STORY: An elderly country woman, Park So-nyo, disappears in a crowded subway station while visiting her grown children in Seoul, and her family members struggle with guilt and self-reproach over their conduct towards her as they print fliers and follow up on clues.
"In aiming the first gun fired against the rebellion I had no feeling of self-reproach, for I fully believed that the contest was inevitable, and was not of our seeking," he wrote.
ANYWAY, I also survived a stewards' on the John Smith's Cup and got the verdict in a good few photo-finishes, but my favourite stroke of fortune came when I needed a 'boredom bet' in the Prix Jean Prat, had an ill-advised 50 quid on Hearts Of Fire, watched the race in a fit of self-reproach, and then returned to my computer to find I'd hit the wrong button and had an ill-gotten 400 notes nestling shamefacedly in my account.
He embarrassedly describes his financial woes to his benefactor Antonio (an excellent Byron Jennings, who nicely underplays his character's crush on the younger man) with such self-reproach that Antonio's generous response becomes the obvious course of action.
H3c: The depression quadrant will have the highest score on self-reproach
When a disempowering should (and its variations like "must" and "ought") are inwardly directed it can result in guilt and self-reproach: "I should have handled the situation differently (but I didn't and look what happened)."