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  • Possibly both at once; writers can be very creative when it comes to self-denigration.

    Hacks and Artistes

  • Our national passion for self-denigration makes it difficult to remember that only a decade ago it used to be impossible to find a vegetable north of Dundee or south of the Tamar.

    Britain isn't called great for nothing | Bella Bathurst

  • As my monastery's Rule for Associates puts it, Humility is not self-denigration; it is honest appraisal.

    John Backman: Can Humility Change The World?

  • She'll come horrifyingly close to self-denigration in the divorce essay, for example, but then, just in case you might go along with that gag, she'll dazzle you in the next pages with strings of perfect prose.

    Nora Ephron's new memoir, "I Remember Nothing," reviewed by Carolyn See

  • Unfortunately, self-denigration is also proportional to the collapse in prices, and so the Irish now feel a deep shame at their all-too-willing suspension of disbelief.

    When Irish Eyes Stop Smiling

  • I don't see mainstream Christianity as currently engaging in self-abnegation or self-denigration.

    A Week To Go

  • In claiming to exalt the weak, Christianity enshrines their failure as nobility and demands the systematic cultivation of self-denigration so as to level all with the most abject and debased.

    A Week To Go

  • As you watch "The Kid Stays in the Picture," it becomes clear that in the hyperbolic world of Bob Evans the line between self-denigration and self-glorification is virtually nonexistent.

    The Kid Is All Right

  • And snapping at the balloon of self-denigration I carried with myself in those days.

    My Resolution

  • It's all there in a nutshell: the charm offensive Kafka commenced with the conquest of Felice as its goal; reflexive flight from that goal as soon as it is within reach; insistence on dealing with her and their future only on his terms; and self-denigration as a potent defense against intimacy that requires more than words.

    F. Kafka, Everyman


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