Nor, as it was, did she fully understand why he chose to use it—unless that he meant it in self-punishment.
No more weary vigils in a room dedicated to remorse and self-punishment.
These men are supposed to have raised themselves to a high spiritual state by asceticism and self-punishment.
In the same way losing may serve the purposes of obstinacy or self-punishment.
To this self-punishment, indeed, was attributed the disease of the lungs which ultimately caused his death.
That action must be her self-punishment for the other time she had done it.
But was it from habit, or was it in self-punishment and remorse, that he never took off the cord?
He was also liable to attacks of caprice and self-punishment.
How could he appease the wrath of Him who died on the cross, save by years of bitter supplication and self-punishment?
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.