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- 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!
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.
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