self-condemning love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Con-demning one's self.


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  • And all these things you would do in a spirit mixing heroic determination and despair, intensely focused on improving in order to be worthy, already self-loathing and self-condemning because you'd know in your heart you don't have what it takes and will never be worthy of either their perfection or their notice.

    Lance Mannion:

  • For the first time since they had left Flotsam, they saw that his face was free of its self-condemning madness.

    Finnegan teoriza la practica de cuerdas

  • Let me bring you up to date on my daughter, Eleonora, as a way to convince you to put an end to any self-condemning thoughts.

    Latina Power!

  • What if, in the terror of discovery and capture, the scoundrel had dropped any self-condemning words about his marriage, any prayer for those whom he had left behind, and the Indian had overheard them?

    Westward Ho!

  • Wretched in spirit, groaning under the feeling of insult, self-condemning, and ill-satisfied in every way, Bold returned to his London lodgings.

    The Warden

  • They little guessed what deadly purport lurked in those self-condemning words.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • So disordered, self-condemning in his look, that had there been policemen in those days, Jonah, on the mere suspicion of something wrong, had been arrested ere he touched a deck.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Zach crushed her to him, half smothering the self-condemning words pouring from her soul.

    Laura's Baby

  • The self-condemning words remained trapped inside.

    Almost a Whisper

  • They are so heterogeneous, I have argued, as to constitute a self-condemning jumble of dubious and incompatible claims.

    The 'Unknown Freud': Yet Another Exchange


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