Definition of Self-punishment
1. Noun. Punishment inflicted on yourself.
Specialized synonyms: Self-flagellation
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-punishment
Literary usage of Self-punishment
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Prose (1137-1890) by John Matthews Manly (1909)
"*exact Here (gentlemen) break I off Roberto's speech; whose life in most parts agreeing with mine, found one self punishment as I have done. ..."
2. Memoir of the Life of the Right Reverend William White, D. D., Bishop of the by Bird Wilson (1839)
"thing sinful which drew him off from contemplation ; to prevent which, he always wore next his skin an implement of self punishment. ..."
3. Specimens of the Classic Poets: In a Chronological Series from Homer to by Charles Abraham Elton (1814)
"... AND self-punishment OF THE WICKED. AND shall no vengeance crush the perjured head? . Shall cheating infamy be fairly sped? ..."
4. Passing Thoughts on Religion by Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1863)
"self-punishment. ST. LUKE, xxiii. 48. " And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding tha things which were done, smote their breasts and ..."
5. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"Fasting, as self-punishment and mortification, would avert the anger of God and ... This, ex opere operate : because fasting was self-punishment and ..."