- v practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
- v hold within limits and control
mortify the flesh
- v cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
- v undergo necrosis
- I went into the wrong lane of traffic and was mortified when the police flagged me down and gave me a ticket.
- During the Clinton years, Goldberg has been involved in publishing efforts that, if fruitful, would mortify the President.
- What seems obvious to one generation will mortify the next.
- Meryl Streep in In Entertainment (blog)
Meryl said that "I like to sing but when you have children they don't let you. I don't know if Placido Domingo has this problem, but my kids put their hands over their ears and yell, 'Mom, Shut up! My friends will hear you. The dancing will mortify...
- John Climacus in Catholic News Agency
Blessed be those who mortify their will till the end,John Climacus said, for they "shall be placed on the right of Christ."