self-condemned love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • Condemned by one's own conscience or confession.


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  • There is little occasion for such a step; I am depressed, I am self-condemned already; spare me, therefore, this insupportable humiliation, wound me not with your scorn, oppress me not with your superiority!

    Cecilia 2008

  • But Miss Margland, though she spared not the most severe attacks upon the already self-condemned and nearly demolished Camilla, always found something relative to herself that was more pressing than what could regard any other, and declared she could not stir from town till she received an answer from Sir Hugh.

    Camilla 2008

  • In one word, if you do as I say, you will do what is just to the Mytilenaeans, and also what is expedient for yourselves; but, if you take the opposite course, they will not be grateful to you, and you will be self-condemned.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 2007

  • Could anything be so false, so weak, so malignant, so useless, so wicked, so self-condemned, — in fact, so ‘Liberal’ as a course of action such as this?

    The Way We Live Now 2004

  • A council seeking a clear statement of what was taken for granted as a measure of orthodoxy might well look not only to earlier regulae or to the shape of the baptismal interrogation but to the eucharistic prayer; a theology identified as failing to comply with the pattern of such a prayer would stand self-condemned as a failure in piety, not simply in accuracy.

    The Creed and the Eucharist in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn 2004

  • A woman of no pride of station; a woman who loved a man not only of my own class but of my own blood — a woman, to avenge whose unmerited death I stand here before you a self-condemned criminal.

    Initials Only 2003

  • Anything was welcome to her — the trivial difficulties of fitting a gown: the small, ceaseless chatter of the poor half-witted creature who was so proud of her assistance, and so happy in her company — anything was welcome that shut her out from the coming future, from the destiny to which she stood self-condemned.

    No Name 2003

  • The fact indeed is, that they endeavour to learn none of these, although they maintain that it is incumbent on them to have experience of every kind of work; but, turning aside to voluptuousness, and lust, and abominable actions, they stand self-condemned when they are tried by their own doctrine.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus 1819-1893 2001

  • Church, and give heed to such old wives 'fables as these, are truly self-condemned; and these men Paul commands us, "after a first and second admonition, to avoid."

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus 1819-1893 2001

  • Lord; yea, he despises the Father also, and stands self-condemned, resisting and opposing his own salvation, as is the case with all heretics.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus 1819-1893 2001


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