Definition of Mortifiers

1. Noun. (plural of mortifier) ¹



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Definition of Mortifiers

1. mortifier [n] - See also: mortifier

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mortifiers

mortice
morticed
morticer
morticers
mortices
mortician
morticians
morticing
mortiferous
mortific
mortification
mortifications
mortified
mortifiedness
mortifier
mortifiers (current term)
mortifies
mortify
mortifying
mortifyingly
mortis
mortise
mortise-and-tenon joint
mortise-and-tenon joints
mortise joint
mortised
mortiser
mortisers
mortises
mortising

Literary usage of Mortifiers

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1. Extracts from the Council Register of the Burgh of Aberdeen by Aberdeen (Scotland) (1872)
"... to be improvin conforme to the then councell and mortifiers relations be master ... with consent of the mortifiers, freinds, and relations, haveing sure ..."

2. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott (1908)
"Bread and water and a dungeon are marvellous mortifiers of ambition, and I rise from the tomb a wiser man than I descended into it. ..."

3. Transcendentalism in New England: A History by Octavius Brooks Frothingham (1880)
"... mortifiers of matter, but purifiers and refiners of it; regarding it as too exquisitely mingled and tempered a substance to be tortured and ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1894)
"It is a comfort our centenarians have not been consistent mortifiers of the flesh. There would be scant encouragement for the rest of us if one man's rules ..."

5. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"... the purification of the spirit; and the paleness and meagreness of visage which is consequent to the daily fast of great mortifiers, ..."

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