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stigma
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
societal disapproval or shaming associated with a behavior or a condition — (often used to describe unreasonable disapproval or shaming)
  • What imagination would have been irreverent enough to surmise that the same scorching stigma was on them both!
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (**% in)
stigma = mark of societal disapproval
  • The stigma gone, Hester heaved a long, deep sigh, in which the burden of shame and anguish departed from her spirit.
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (52% in)
  • stigma = mark of societal disapproval
  • 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!
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (82% in)
  • stigma = mark of societal disapproval
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (6% in)
  • stigma = mark of societal disapproval
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (80% in)
stigma = mark of societal disapproval
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