And with a flagellant's pleasure the patient nurses this fire of fever, till it flames up in a bright blaze.
The big drummer of the Company stepped to the front; he was the flagellant.
We even hear of flagellant monks and persons vowed to total abstinence among the precursors of Islam.
If I was a flagellant now, I would don hairshirt and up flail.
No flagellant of old ever trembled beneath the body lash as he under the spiritual punishment.
To this religious lyric the flagellant frenzy and the subsequent formation of Companies of Laudesi gave decisive impulse.
"Vainglory is a sleeveless errand," murmured the spirit of the flagellant.
In 1389 the leader of a flagellant band in Italy called the bianchi was burned by order of the pope, and his following dispersed.
If it would have freed her from pain he would have hugged his own with the savage exultance of a flagellant.
Partly, perhaps, a painful curiosity, a flagellant longing to press the iron that had seared him to his soul.