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self-accusatory

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Self-accusing.

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Examples

  • Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 Marley’s Ghost | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Present symptoms: Fixed delusions of a self-accusatory nature, delusions of persecution; accused a medical officer whom he had never seen before as being among those who were hounding him.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • At this time one of his children died, and this, together with poor physical health, is said to have brought on a severe depression, during which he was actively suicidal and very self-accusatory.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • Not so much in obedience, as in surprise and fear: for on the raising of the hand, he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret; wailings inexpressibly sorrowful and self-accusatory.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • I took another turn across the room, full of love for my pretty wife, and distracted by self-accusatory inclinations to knock my head against the door.

    David Copperfield

  • She broke off all relations with the man, probably much to his surprise and disgust, and plunged into a self-accusatory internal debate that brought about a profound neurasthenia.

    The Nervous Housewife

  • She was girlish sympathy incarnate, and his troubled, hungry, self-accusatory soul caught the radiation of that womanly solace.

    The Landloper

  • And Farr, stealing side glances at him, was more self-accusatory, more abashed.

    The Landloper

  • Carlyle, being amongst the noblest and most generous, was of a peculiarly self-accusatory type.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • The servant had withdrawn, closing the door behind him with an emphasis of the self-accusatory sort.

    The Last Hope

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