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Definitiondeserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
- Ignominy, Want, Despair, and Madness, have, collectively or separately, been the attendants of my career.Chapters 52-54 (22% in)
- Mary Anne's cousin deserted into our coal-hole, and was brought out, to our great amazement, by a piquet of his companions in arms, who took him away handcuffed in a procession that covered our front-garden with ignominy.Chapters 43-45 (36% in)
- ' "In an accumulation of Ignominy, Want, Despair, and Madness, I entered the office — or, as our lively neighbour the Gaul would term it, the Bureau — of the Firm, nominally conducted under the appellation of Wickfield and — HEEP, but in reality, wielded by — HEEP alone.Chapters 52-54 (23% in)
There are no more uses of "ignominious" in David Copperfield.
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