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ignominious
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Jane Eyre
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  • The punishment seemed to me in a high degree ignominious, especially for so great a girl — she looked thirteen or upwards.
  • This preparation for bonds, and the additional ignominy it inferred, took a little of the excitement out of me.

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  • an ignominious retreat
  • ...on the very day when Hester Prynne first wore her ignominious badge,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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