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mawr ti fahy

  • 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.
  • They'll never mortify their parents again, embarrass their children, or shock their friends.

  • 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."

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