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stigma -- as in: suffered the stigma of...
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  • …Sweden, where the level of intelligence was high and where he could swim nude with beautiful girls with low, demurring voices and sire whole happy, undisciplined tribes of illegitimate Yossarians that the state would assist through parturition and launch into life without stigma; but Sweden was out of reach, too far away, and Yossarian waited for the piece of flak that would knock out one engine over the Italian Alps and provide him with the excuse for heading for Switzerland.

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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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