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Surely, if any thing can be mortifying to a lover, thought our heroine, it must be to see a rival save the life of his mistress, while imperious duty chains him to another task.
At first, indeed, she had seemed to take a pleasure in mortifying my vanity and crushing my presumption - relentlessly nipping off bud by bud as they ventured to appear; and then, I confess, I was deeply wounded, though, at the same time, stimulated to seek revenge; - but latterly finding, beyond a doubt, that I was not that empty-headed coxcomb she had first supposed me, she had repulsed my modest advances in quite a different spirit.
The latter did not understand them, to be sure, but it was mortifying to remain silent; still more mortifying to know that you had nothing to say, and hear that little audacious Mrs.
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On her traumatic witness box appearance, Nigella said: "To have not only your private life but distortions of your private life on display is mortifying.
Lawson, 53, told ABC's "Good Morning America'' on Thursday that "to have not only your private life but distortions of your private life put on display is mortifying.
To have not only your private life but distortions of your private life put on display is mortifying, but there are people going through an awful lot worse and to dwell on any of it would be self pity and I don't like to do that," she said.
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s eligible male dating pool is composed entirely of geeks, losers and pervs, every time Rebecca attempts this, she suffers mortifying humiliation.
To say nothing of his hyperactive scion-of-Jerry-Lewis-and-Sandra-Bernhard shtick on talk shows, his hosting of a particularly mortifying edition of Saturday Night Live, or his generation of an endless string of profiles, commentaries, and a general gnashing of teeth over the whole Q.