self-abhorrence love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Abhorrence of one's self.


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  • Camilla could not answer; certain, now, who it must be, her emotions became again uncontrollable; her horrour, her remorse, her self-abhorrence revived, and agonizingly exclaiming, ''Tis my Father!

    Camilla 2008

  • It was the word she applied to herself in moments of self-abhorrence.

    The Complete Stories Vol 1 Asimov, Isaac 1990

  • And when we come to this work in this ordinance, self-abasement, self-abhorrence, and brokenness of heart, will be acted, and flow forth in abundance of love to Jesus Christ.

    Sacramental Discourses 1616-1683 1968

  • When Job comes to a clear discovery of the greatness and the excellency of God, he is filled with self-abhorrence and is pressed to humiliation, Job xlii.

    Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers 1616-1683 1967

  • Hence, upon a view of any defilement of lust or passion, nothing troubles the saints more, nor fills them with more self-abhorrence and confusion of face, than this, that they have rendered their hearts an unsuitable habitation for the Spirit of God.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed 1616-1683 1966

  • They looked inward with a self-abhorrence, now inseparable from their existence.

    Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson

  • Every letter he got consulting him and appealing to him as if he had been God's living oracle made him lie down in the very dust with shame and self-abhorrence.

    Samuel Rutherford Whyte, Alexander 1894

  • 'Let those who are tempted to his faults, tremble at his punishment; and those whom he impressed from the pulpit with religious sentiments, endeavour to confirm them, by considering the regret and self-abhorrence with which he reviewed in prison his deviations from rectitude.'

    Life of Johnson Boswell, James, 1740-1795 1887

  • He sought justification; he found self-abhorrence.

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series 1824-1905 1885

  • He had had a passing moment of excitement at Murewell, soon put down, and followed by a week of extremely pleasant sensations, which, like most of his pleasures, had ended in reaction and self-abhorrence.

    Robert Elsmere Humphry Ward 1885


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