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stigma -- as in: suffered the stigma of...
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The stigma gone, Hester heaved a long, deep sigh, in which the burden of shame and anguish departed from her spirit.
  • What imagination would have been irreverent enough to surmise that the same scorching stigma was on them both!
  • He tells you, that, with all its mysterious horror, it is but the shadow of what he bears on his own breast, and that even this, his own red stigma, is no more than the type of what has seared his inmost heart!
  • Others contended that the stigma had not been produced until a long time subsequent, when old Roger Chillingworth, being a potent necromancer, had caused it to appear, through the agency of magic and poisonous drugs.
  • But, in the lapse of the toilsome, thoughtful, and self-devoted years that made up Hester’s life, the scarlet letter ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world’s scorn and bitterness, and became a type of something to be sorrowed over, and looked upon with awe, yet with reverence too.

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  • want to reduce the stigma of getting psychiatric counseling
  • The stigma associated with being HIV-positive makes diagnosis and treatment more difficult.

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