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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of mortify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of mortify.
- adj. Deeply embarrased; painfully humiliated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
- adj. suffering from tissue death
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I seem to recall reading that Ravel did something similar on purpose, omitting the composers 'names from a concert program and then sitting in mortified amusement as the pro-Ravel claque unwittingly booed his own piece.
The word mortified sounded like you'd gone to granite, like you couldn't move to save your soul.
It is the wisdom of those who desire to have their sin mortified to make a good use of reproaches that come from ill will, and to turn them into reproofs.
I have a real regard for him, and was beyond expression mortified to find it, as I thought, so ill bestowed We were both warm, and of course both to blame.
"mortified" - as emotional memorial services to the dead were held in Whitehaven and
Google "mortified" it collected e-mail, URLS, passwords from Wi-Fi networks
And while Google said it was "mortified" by its discovery, apologized again, and announced some measures to beef up privacy awareness within its ranks, the admission could expose the company to greater global scrutiny, fines and potential lawsuits, experts said.
Google "mortified" Street View cars collected email, URLs, passwords; new regulatory scrutiny around globe
Google "mortified" Street View cars scarfed up e-mails, Web pages, passwords.
Google "mortified" it collected email, URL, password data with Street View cars
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