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ignominious
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Definition deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
  • They retreated in ignominious defeat.
ignominious = bringing disgrace or shame
  • The incident led to her ignominious departure from political office.
  • ignominious = bringing disgrace or shame
  • I soon shall see you again in heaven, where we shall all be happy; and that consoles me, going as I am to suffer ignominy and death.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ignominy = shame or disgrace
  • Thus she will be a living sermon against sin, until the ignominious letter be engraved upon her tombstone.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominious = shameful
  • And so within five minutes of their invasion they were in ignominious retreat by the same way as they had come, with a flock of geese hissing after them and pecking at their calves all the way.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • ignominious = disgraceful or shameful
  • ...on the very day when Hester Prynne first wore her ignominious badge,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominious = shameful
  • Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • Little did I then expect the calamity that was in a few moments to overwhelm me and extinguish in horror and despair all fear of ignominy or death.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • For this reason I propose to dismiss him, to dismiss him with ignominy from the post he has held in this Centre;
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • ignominy = shame or disgrace
  • Ignominy in ransom and free pardon
    Are of two houses; lawful mercy
    Is nothing kin to foul redemption.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • How ignominious to be strapped to this ponderous mass of paper, print and dead man's sentiment.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • ignominious = bringing disgrace or shame
  • By bringing me hither, to die this death of triumphant ignominy before the people!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominy = shame
  • Hester Prynne did not now occupy precisely the same position in which we beheld her during the earlier periods of her ignominy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ignominy = shame or disgrace
  • Could the demon who had (I did not for a minute doubt) murdered my brother also in his hellish sport have betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • ignominy = shame or disgrace
  • Her sin, her ignominy, were the roots which she had struck into the soil.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • Heaven hath granted thee an open ignominy, that thereby thou mayest work out an open triumph over the evil within thee and the sorrow without.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • Thus we seem to see that, as regarded Hester Prynne, the whole seven years of outlaw and ignominy had been little other than a preparation for this very hour.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ignominy = disgrace
  • Justine also was a girl of merit and possessed qualities which promised to render her life happy; now all was to be obliterated in an ignominious grave, and I the cause!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
ignominious = bringing disgrace or shame

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