Examples of flagellate in a Sentence
some medieval monks believed it was necessary to flagellate themselves in order to keep their desires in check
Recent Examples of flagellate from the Web
Tortured, self-flagellating ideas looped in his head.
The seven days culminate with a Sunday procession, which includes hundreds of self-flagellating, hooded penitents.
Some of the penitents flagellated themselves while walking for hours, beseeching the Madonna to heal them or to cure their sick children.
Lowe, however, was almost self-flagellating in his acceptance speech.
Clinton J. Guthrie, Queens I was surprised by Rick Perlstein’s self-flagellating confession in the magazine.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not yet done symbolically flagellating itself over the best-picture screw-up seen round the world.
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FLAGELLATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flagellate for English Language Learners
: to hit (yourself or another person) with a whip as punishment or as part of a religious ritual
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