Definition of Self-torture
1. Noun. Self-imposed distress.
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Literary usage of Self-torture
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions by James Shepard Dennis (1897)
"self-torture.—This is usually practised under the stimulus of religious ... There is a ghastly variety in the methods of self-torture practised in India. ..."
2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... of Pain—The Greatest of Indian Virtues — Remarkable Religious Fervor — Indian Pride in Self-Torture — Preparations for the Trying Ordeal — Fasting, ..."
3. The Neurotic Constitution: Outlines of a Comparative Individualistic by Alfred Adler (1917)
"Our astonishment loses in force as soon as we see that the whole arrangement of the neurosis follows the trait of self-torture, that the neurosis is a ..."
4. Modern India and the Indians: Being a Series of Impressions, Notes, and Essays by Monier Monier-Williams (1891)
"I propose, therefore, to introduce the narrative by a few remarks about sacrifice, immolation, and self-torture, all ot which were once common in India. ..."