flagellation flagellation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
  2. (n) beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

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Usage(s):

  1. An Iraqi with his face red after self flagellation sits inside the damaged shrine.
  2. But I was made to understand that such religious samplings required no sustained commitment on my partno introspective exertion or self-flagellation.
  3. Another tradition in parts of Mexico involves flagellation as a form of voluntary penance using whips or rods.

News

  1. A Music Fan Should Never Watch the Grammys

    PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- The Grammys are for people who absolutely hate music. They have to be. What person who loves music would subject themselves to this annual punishment and flagellation? What individual with any degree of music knowledge would subject themselves to awards handed out by a body as culturally tone-deaf at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences regularly ...
    on January 24, 2014     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Azarenka beats herself up to lose title defense

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - After two years in the spotlight as Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka was reduced to a spectator against Agnieszka Radwanska as she crashed out of the quarter-finals in a bout of self-flagellation on Wednesday. Though digging deep to prise a set from the enterprising Pole, the world number two's title defense ended dismally, with a "bagel" the final ...
    on January 22, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Tennis-Azarenka beats herself up to lose title defence

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - After two years in the spotlight as Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka was reduced to a spectator against Agnieszka Radwanska as she crashed out of the quarter-finals in a bout of self-flagellation on Wednesday. Though digging deep to prise a set from the enterprising Pole, the world number two's title defence ended dismally, with a "bagel ...
    on January 22, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

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Quotes

  1. "They do not want their leaders to put everything on hold and engage in self-flagellation for the mistakes or missteps of the past," said Sarkozy.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Anatolian Times

  2. "Cannabis use is falling, as is the incidence of psychosis. We need public education, not public flagellation," said Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne, who added the government should consider replacing its science panel with a committee of...
    on May 8, 2008 By: Chris Huhne Source: Toronto Star

  3. "The endorsement will ensure that since we sent out soldiers to carry out Operation Cast Lead : [we] will give soldiers and commanders backing in the face of any external accusations or internal self-flagellation," Barak said.
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: Ehud Barak Source: PRESS TV

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