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  • That stigma came from both directions: Many of their new neighbors viewed them suspiciously.†   (source)
  • Because I was born during a time when the stigma of racial hierarchy and Jim Crow had real consequences for the ways my elders had to act or react to a variety of indignations, I was mindful of the way that the daily humiliations and insults accumulated.†   (source)
  • I count myself very lucky to have escaped the stigma of association with such people — the Minister really could not be more gracious to me — and I do hope, Ron, that you will not allow family ties to blind you to the misguided nature of our parents' beliefs and actions, either.†   (source)
  • And the long, aggressive, yellowy stigma jutting from the center is like a jaundiced old man's finger.†   (source)
  • Being adopted isn't really a stigma I've ever had to overcome.†   (source)
  • Well, big stigma and fear, I understand.†   (source)
  • Prior to this, I tried to attend Continuation High School in Alhambra—later renamed Century High to remove the stigma of being the school for those who couldn't make it anywhere else.†   (source)
  • There's got to be a way to get rid of the stigmas that come along with the numbers, but that's my goal.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, despite the stigma, she had made a good marriage.†   (source)
  • The success of White Castle in the East and the Midwest helped to popularize hamburgers and to remove much of their social stigma.†   (source)
  • I told her that if she was arrested she would be certain to be fired by her employer, the provincial administration—we both knew that it was her small income that was supporting the household—and that she could probably never work again as a social worker, since the stigma of imprisonment would make public agencies reluctant to hire her.†   (source)
  • The stigma that the girls feel in their communities after being freed, coupled with drug dependencies or threats from pimps, often lead them to return to the red-light district.†   (source)
  • However, he carried the stigma of two divorces and would always be tainted as a true Christian.†   (source)
  • Like her daughters, June and Audrey (who now goes by the name Rachel Porter), the stigma of Lee Harvey Oswald has followed her since November 22, 1963.†   (source)
  • He was in a bind: in his mistresses' eyes, he bore the stigma of his love for Tereza; in Tereza's eyes, the stigma of his exploits with the mistresses.†   (source)
  • I hated the stigma of divorce.†   (source)
  • Eventually they were allowed to rebuild in wood only outside the city's enlarged commercial district, but the stigma of their responsibility for the fire remained.†   (source)
  • He would certainly have preferred 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.†   (source)
  • Nowadays he's got more than he ever had in his life, he has everything but breeding, he's freed himself from every stigma, but he sits nursing his hangover of hatred....†   (source)
  • He owed her that; it would hurt deeply for a while, but the ultimate pain would be far less than that caused by the stigma of Cain.†   (source)
  • She knew she shouldn't still see the "ex" as a stigma; these days it was nearly a status symbol.†   (source)
  • A large amount of money and effort had been saved and there would be no stigma of failure and ruin to haunt him the rest of his life.†   (source)
  • That workers were free to quit gave the illusion that it wasn't slavery, but anyone who was born at the company's Maternidad Maria Josefa, sheltered in Colonia Acero, schooled at Escuela Acero, and lived within blocks of the hypnotizing sounds and fumes of this ferrous giant would always have steel in his blood-as a stigma and as a way of life.†   (source)
  • Labov writes that "women perceive and react to prestige or stigma more strongly than men do, and when change begins, women are quicker and more forceful in employing the new social symbolism, whatever it may be."†   (source)
  • Even they, filled as they were with new zeal and new hope, had had to struggle against the stigma of treachery; even they wrestled with the al most physical anguish of saying that which they had been trained never, never to reveal.†   (source)
  • I want to get away from the stigma they all clearly feel just because they have an illness of the mind as opposed to, say, an illness of the lungs or blood.†   (source)
  • Terms such as "obscurantist priest" and "disenfranchised" seemed to her the stigma of dishonor.†   (source)
  • The stigma gone, Hester heaved a long, deep sigh, in which the burden of shame and anguish departed from her spirit.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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!   (source)
  • I felt the stigma of being poor most acutely because I didn't have a father.†   (source)
  • For starters, a remarkable stigma attached to people who left the hills of Kentucky for a better life.†   (source)
  • She had learned that he was the fatherless son of an unmarried woman who was hardworking and serious but forever marked by the fiery stigma of her single youthful mistake.†   (source)
  • He had come from nothing, like his dead brothers, and all of them went as far as they wished despite the stigma of being illegitimate children and, even worse, illegitimate children who had never been recognized.†   (source)
  • Dudorov felt that in her childish ardor she had vowed someday to remove that stigma from her family name.†   (source)
  • He felt keenly, as his brothers did not, the social stigma attached to those "in trade."†   (source)
  • Why should I bear the stigma for what others get away with?†   (source)
  • It is a stigma burnt on my quivering flesh by a cowled man with a red-hot iron.†   (source)
  • Nor did she seem marked by any social stigma.†   (source)
  • The stigma of unsanctioned concupiscence!†   (source)
  • Now how did this odious stigma originate?†   (source)
  • And I can understand how much it has cost you to remain under that unjust stigma to this time.†   (source)
  • There is but one danger—that this horrible stigma shall be left upon my cheek!" cried Georgiana.†   (source)
  • The gentility of her class made her use this pretence to avoid the stigma attached to earning her living.†   (source)
  • When that line disappeared in clear bronze tan it was as if she had been washed clean of the stigma of Oldring's Masked Rider.†   (source)
  • He questioned himself; he sought to divine who could have been that soul in torment which had not been willing to quit this world without leaving this stigma of crime or unhappiness upon the brow of the ancient church.†   (source)
  • Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader's faith, I must be content to bear the stigma of a fiction monger.†   (source)
  • Nobody knows better than yourself that the bandits of Corsica are not rogues or thieves, but purely and simply fugitives, driven by some sinister motive from their native town or village, and that their fellowship involves no disgrace or stigma; for my own part, I protest that, should I ever go to Corsica, my first visit, ere even I presented myself to the mayor or prefect, should be to the bandits of Colomba, if I could only manage to find them; for, on my conscience, they are a race of men I admire greatly.†   (source)
  • And now, my friends — my labouring friends, for I rejoice and triumph in that stigma — my friends whose hard but honest beds are made in toil, and whose scanty but independent pots are boiled in hardship; and now, I say, my friends, what appellation has that dastard craven taken to himself, when, with the mask torn from his features, he stands before us in all his native deformity, a What?†   (source)
  • The stigma of the nail wound in the palm of the hand was quite small, and well healed, I was glad to see; no more than a small pink knot of scar tissue that would gradually fade.†   (source)
  • They could not even be certain, that a future nomination would present a candidate in any degree more acceptable to them; and as their dissent might cast a kind of stigma upon the individual rejected, and might have the appearance of a reflection upon the judgment of the chief magistrate, it is not likely that their sanction would often be refused, where there were not special and strong reasons for the refusal.†   (source)
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