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