self-reproaching love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Reproaching one's self.

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

  • adjective Reproaching one's self.


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  • And as she did, as it became clear that my attempt to find a nugget of gold glinting in the foulness of her emotional life had driven her to this bout of self-abuse, I would have to resist the sharp temptation to tell her what Freud said about how the self-reproaching melancholic is undoubtedly correct in her self-assessment.


  • Those infected, he found, show a small, but statistically significant, tendency to be more self-reproaching and insecure.

    Boing Boing: January 22, 2006 - January 28, 2006 Archives 2006

  • His self-reproaching conscience, no doubt, was the cause of it.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • Tears filled her eyes, sudden and unexpected in the wake of her self-reproaching laughter.

    Antrax Brooks, Terry 2001

  • He sought the solitude of his chamber, a prey to the agonies of a self-reproaching spirit.

    A Love Story A Bushman

  • There spoke the self-reproaching voice, which sometimes burst forth unbidden from a suffering soul.

    A Ghetto Violet From "Christian and Leah" Leopold Kompert

  • "I _must_ separate them," she answered, with the air of one driven to bay by her own self-reproaching.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867. Various

  • Some men write and speak as if the difference between the Christian and the worldly man was this, that in the one conscience is a self-reproaching hell, and in the other a self-congratulating heaven.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series Frederick W. Robertson

  • There spoke the self-reproaching voice, which sometimes burst forth unbidden from a suffering soul.

    Stories by Foreign Authors: German — Volume 2 Various

  • Professional men, we say it to their honour, seldom affect the heavy swell, because the feeblest glimmerings of that rationality of thinking which results from among the lowest education, preserves them from the folly of the attempt, and, in preserving from folly, saves them from the self-reproaching misery that attends it.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843 Various


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