self-humiliating love



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  • Gervais and Merchant haven't lost their touch with self-humiliating characters.

    Portrait of a Presidency Under Siege

  • First we had the infamous "Tea-Baggers," with their oddly self-humiliating moniker, signs, buttons, and Halloween-style Revolutionary War costumes.

    Born Identity

  • Baird joined the self-humiliating circle of reporters who feel compelled to track down a former Hillary supporter who is now with McCain (no matter how unrepresentative of all of the other former Hillary supporters she may be), and give her an entire paragraph, complete with the cringe-worthy statement of values.

    Bella DePaulo: It's Singles Week - Someone Tell Newsweek There Are 100 Million of Us and We Vote

  • His daughter married Lucius Licinius Crassus, who had such reverence tor his father-in-law, that, when a candidate for the consulship, he could not persuade himself in the presence of Scaevola to cringe to the people, or to adopt any of the usual self-humiliating methods of canvassing for the popular vote.

    De Amicitia, Scipio's Dream

  • His rapid advance from Outer Purgatory to Purgatory was due to the merit of a self-humiliating act performed in favor of a friend.

    Dante: "The Central Man of All the World" A Course of Lectures Delivered Before the Student Body of the New York State College for Teachers, Albany, 1919, 1920

  • In the broad sense in which erotic symbolism is here understood, both masochism and foot-fetichism may be coördinated as symbolisms; for the masochist his self-humiliating impulses are the symbol of ecstatic adoration; for the foot-fetichist his mistress's foot or shoe is the concentrated symbol of all that is most beautiful and elegant and feminine in her personality.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 Erotic Symbolism; The Mechanism of Detumescence; The Psychic State in Pregnancy

  • She crept inside her husband's arm and put up her face to him, swept away by an overmastering impulse of self-humiliating love.

    Robert Elsmere

  • She crept inside her husband's arm and put up her face to him, swept away by an overmastering impulse of self-humiliating love.

    Robert Elsmere

  • Few landsmen can imagine the depressing and self-humiliating effects of finding one's self, for the first time, at the beck of illiterate sea-tyrants, with no opportunity of exhibiting any trait about you, but your ignorance of every thing connected with the sea-life that you lead, and the duties you are constantly called upon to perform.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • How about encouraging the most emotionally dysfunctional, fearful, radical and ill-informed extremist elements within the GOP to start a rogue political movement, run the most incompetent, inexperienced and shamelessly self-humiliating candidates they can find against Republican establishment candidates, and where they win primaries against their fellow Republicans, convince them that they have a chance of defeating Democrats in general elections……especially in BLUE states.

    Crooks and Liars


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