Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of accusing one's self.
- n. an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
“(Naturally, all of this was only enough to get Mr. Hosni “accused” of anti-semitism by the New York Times, self-accusation not actually being enough to convict.)”
“See Mapp and its progeny. (also, the “cruel trilemma” of perjury, self-accusation or contempt of court mentioned in Andreson).”
“The advice might vary each time, but the basic self-accusation is presumed sincere.”
“It's an interesting self-accusation, considering that Spitzer's favored targets, as both prosecutor and governor, were those with excess hubris.”
“This is the character's line of thought, a self-accusation, not an authorial verdict, and he returns to it eagerly a little later.”
“This is most unfortunate: self-accusation is an important Christian activity, and I wouldn't mind seeing more Christian novels engaged in it.”
“Yeah, guess I'll go to confession for writing that; after all, a little self-accusation never hurts.”
“It includes all the morbidly anxious states not represented in other forms of insanity, and is characterized by uniform despondency with fear, various delusions of self-accusation, of persecution, and of a hypochondriacal nature…leading in the greater number of cases, after a prolonged course, to moderate mental deterioration emphasis in original.”
“Sorry, and thanks for the self-accusation. 5 minutes outside the echo chamber. 1 hour on the wall of shame.”
“Rather than proceeding to describe her goodness, though, he hurries to justify the self-accusation of meanness.”
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