Many of the Christian systems chastise the body and mortify it.
People who mortify the body in some way will always command a voyeuristic interest.
Did they offer this mortifyingly unfunny screenplay in protest against low wages and poor working conditions?
If there is no more posting for a few hours, it will be because the Professor is mortifying the flesh with whips, chains and other penitent aids.
It's mortifying that my middle-aged mother is marrying a guy who is only four years older than me.
Everything was so mortifyingly obvious after all.
‘Yeah… it's mortifying to know what happened to him’, Maria remarked.
Grandma once told me I mortified my mother by saying, ‘I always love coming to Grandma's because it's so clean.’
His path was called ‘the Middle Way’, between life in society (seeking pleasures) and the life of a rigorous ascetic (fasting and mortifying the flesh).
Teacher Jane Norton said: ‘The poor girl who was looking after him was mortified .’