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ignominious
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  • One human being had seemed to love him and he had denied her life and happiness: he had sentenced her to ignominy, a death of shame.

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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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