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self-torment

[self-tawr-ment, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈtɔr mɛnt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
an act or instance of tormenting oneself, as with worry or guilt.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50
Related forms
self-tormented, adjective
self-tormenting, adjective
self-tormentingly, adverb
self-tormentor, noun
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  • To encourage such fantasy was the idlest self-torment, but he had gone too far in this form of indulgence.

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