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Sample sentences for the GRE study word mortify

mortify can be used as a verb

1.I have studied how best to mortify in them the worldly sentiment of pride and, only the other day, I had a pleasing proof of my success. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Vanity, it may be, chose to mortify itself, by putting on, for ceremonials of pomp and state, the garments that had been wrought by her sinful hands. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
3.You would not wish to disappoint and mortify the Coles, I am sure, sir friendly, good sort of people as ever lived, and who have been your neighbours these _ten_ years.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
4.He was austere with himself drank gin when he was alone, to mortify a taste for vintages and though he enjoyed the theatre, had not crossed the doors of one for twenty years. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
5.It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it and it may be doubted if, from that day forth, Utterson desired the society of his surviving friend with the same eagerness. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
6.This delay on the Colonel's side, however, did not seem to offend or mortify his fair companion in the least, for on their breaking up the conference soon afterwards, and moving different ways, Mrs. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
7.For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. - from The King James Bible
8.Is it not this To humiliate oneself in order to mortify one's pride To exhibit one's folly in order to mock at one's wisdo. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
9."And I'd have won on my Frenchy, your excellency," said Lavrushka from behind, alluding to his shabby cart horse, "only I didn't wish to mortify you.. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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