self-indignation love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Indignation at one's own character or actions.


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  • And somewhere back of her self-indignation flitted the form -- the now seductive form -- of Bert Morrison.

    The Cow Puncher

  • I had fired half a dozen shots without effect; but while no one ever gets over his feeling of self-indignation at missing an easy shot at close quarters, any one who hunts antelope and is not of a disposition so timid as never to take chances, soon learns that he has to expect to expend a good deal of powder and lead before bagging his game.

    VI. A Trip on the Prairie

  • "It seems as if I did it on purpose," groaned he in self-indignation.

    Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

  • You will comprehend something better, the woful distinction between courage of the blood and courage of the brain; between the mere recklessness of brute impulse, and the steady valor of the soul -- that valor, which, though it trembles, marches forward to the attack -- recovers from its fainting, to retrieve its defeat; and glows with self-indignation because it has suffered the moment of victory to pass, without employing itself to secure the boon!

    Charlemont; Or, the Pride of the Village. a Tale of Kentucky

  • Let it not therefore lessen our sorrow and humiliation for sin that we are beguiled into it; but rather let it increase our self-indignation that we should suffer ourselves to be beguiled by a known cheat and a sworn enemy.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • When you combine a rush of judgment with righteous self-indignation and a community of people who exist primarily to verify your own prejudices, you get the kind of strange virtual lynch mob that occurred on Facebook today.

    The Full Feed from


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