from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Accusing one's self.


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  • Time passes, and you get more agitated, or, like Monica, self-accusing, or like me, panicked if I've got a plane to catch.

    Dr. Cara Barker: 5 Steps to Get Your Life Back on Track

  • Sometimes, the sixth sense is that warning system (self-accusing spirit) that kicks into overdrive the moment we pursue instant gratification via detrimental means.

    Zondra Hughes: In Violent Times, Sixth Sense is the Best Offense

  • This alarmed us both; and he seemed quite struck of a heap, and put on, as I thought, a self-accusing countenance.


  • They are humble, self-accusing, moody men, whose worship is toward the Ideal Beauty, which chooses to be courted not so often in perfect hymns, as in wild ear-piercing ejaculations, or in silent musings.

    Uncollected Prose

  • Or will he scorn us and make us unhappy and guilty and self-accusing, which is what we Congolese, and we half-Congolese, are threatened with all the time?

    the mission song

  • But the written record must go through from beginning to end, self-accusing, thoroughly perspicuous, with no sweet, soft falsehoods hidden under the half-expressed truth.

    The Way We Live Now

  • The warning that aroused me at last, and startled me into sudden, self-accusing consciousness of my own weakness, was the plainest, the truest, the kindest of all warnings, for it came silently from HER.

    The Woman in White

  • In his usual self-accusing way he wrote afterward:

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Sarah made a second, self-accusing grimace, "That I shouldn't just give her what I know she wants but make her ask for it."

    Freedoms Challenge

  • For a minute he was silent, as if in a dream, and then, drawing himself up to his full height, with a cynical smile on his face, waving his hat and cane in the air, and at the same time shaking his head in a self-accusing way, yelled at the top of his voice, "I am sixty-five years old, and still a damn fool!"

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him


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