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ignominious
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
  • I loved vice, I loved the ignominy of vice.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (24% in)
  • But the spirit of folly, which had caught up Fyodor Pavlovitch, and was bearing him on the current of his own nerves into lower and lower depths of ignominy, prompted him with this old slander.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (95% in)
  • On the contrary, a man of lofty feelings, whose love is pure and full of self-sacrifice, may yet hide under tables, bribe the vilest people, and be familiar with the lowest ignominy of spying and eavesdropping.
    Book 8 — Mitya (22% in)
  • Of his jealousy he spoke warmly and at length, and though inwardly ashamed at exposing his most intimate feelings to "public ignominy," so to speak, he evidently overcame his shame in order to tell the truth.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (37% in)
  • "It's ignominious.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (37% in)
  • I'll confess all my infernal wickedness, but to put you to shame, and you'll be surprised yourselves at the depth of ignominy to which a medley of human passions can sink.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (75% in)

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