self-convicted love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, or avowal.

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

  • adjective Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, avowal, or acts.


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  • While their master spoke in this manner, both the young men stood before him in the attitude of self-convicted criminals.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • No self-convicted criminal ever approached her angry and just judge with greater awe, nor with a truer contrition, than I do you by these lines.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Symposium in which Alcibiades describes himself as self-convicted by the words of Socrates.

    The First Alcibiades

  • The last time I had the boldness to write to you, it was with all the consciousness of a self-convicted criminal, supplicating her offended judge for mercy and pardon.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I should stand self-convicted of villainy, were I to urge such a deceit.


  • Hester, — sometimes not without pangs of conscience on the part of the self-convicted parent.

    John Caldigate

  • He was here, self-convicted of sin, pleading to him, Mollenhauer, as he would to

    The Financier

  • Though Ratchcali did not possess a much higher place in his opinion, he favoured him with marks of his bounty, and exhorted him, if possible, to reform his heart; but he would by no means promise to interpose his credit in favour of a wretch self-convicted of such enormous villany and fraud.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • A rule thus self-convicted of absurdity so far as regards its professed purpose, can be kept in force only as a badge of hatred, a relic of persecution; a persecution, too, having the peculiarity that the qualification for undergoing it is the being clearly proved not to deserve it.

    On Liberty

  • The motive of the piece may, perhaps, be found in that passage of the Symposium in which Alcibiades describes himself as self-convicted by the words of Socrates.

    Alcibiades I


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