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The situation in which a person more habituated to condemning others is himself or herself condemned by another party. Applicable also in situations where the condemned party is merely sanctimonious in attitude.

After Matthew Hopkins (1620-1647), putative English Witchfinder General, who, legendarily, was himself found guilty of witchcraft and executed, after having conducted investigations into allegations of witchcraft which ultimately led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.
“She is always always moralizing about something, but now she’s the one who’s getting taken to task for her opinions.”

“Yes, it’s Hopkins’ fate.”
by Maharg Nairb April 18, 2017
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