Ignominy in a sentence

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Definition of Ignominy

  • Public disgrace or dishonor; reproach; infamy.
  • An act deserving disgrace; an infamous act.
  • a state of dishonor

How to use ignominy in a sentence. Ignominy pronunciation.

Again, she had always felt that she owed Vesta so much-at least a long and happy life to make up to her for the ignominy of her birth and rearing.
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He had given her better judgment than to thus venture the ignominy of refusal, or, if she passed, the scorn of women.
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In opposition to this, Calvin very strikingly remarks: "It seems not to be consistent with reason, that God should spontaneously have rendered His prophet contemptible; for how could he ever have appeared in public after such ignominy had been inflicted upon him?
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The ignominy of Israel consisted just in this, that they, the heritage of the Lord, were brought under the dominion of the Gentiles, It is Just by the parallelism that the signification "to rule" is required.
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For there is no virtuous man in the world who both naturally and with good reason will not be more hugely troubled in mind, hearing of the news of the rapt, disgrace, ignominy, and dishonour of his daughter, than of her death.
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By the same ignominy the rest of these poor distressed Gaillardets saved their bacon, becoming tributaries and slaves, and the name of Pope-figs was given them, because they said, A fig for the pope's image.
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Coming to us in the sweet accents of love, it may lure us from paths of rectitude to shameful ignominy and wreck our life with sorrow and remorse, or it may spur us on in noblest efforts to acquire glory and honor, here or hereafter.
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He observes, that, in respect to himself, (389) change of place, poverty, ignominy, and contempt, are not real evils; that there may be two reasons for her anxiety on his account; first, that, by his absence, she is deprived of his protection; and in the next place, of the satisfaction arising from his company; on both which heads he suggests a variety of pertinent observations.
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There seems to be a stupendous elimination of self in the man who betrays for those he loves, braving the consequences, the ignominy, the dishonor, the wretchedness; otherwise I should not have undertaken to write this bit of history.
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Mademoiselle, you will never know what the ignominy of this moment has cost me-nor how well I love you.
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Thus the negro transmits the eternal mark of his ignominy to all his descendants; and although the law may abolish slavery, God alone can obliterate the traces of its existence.
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To give a man his freedom, and to leave him in wretchedness and ignominy, is nothing less than to prepare a future chief for a revolt of the slaves.
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The wicked man, when he is come into the depths of sins, contemneth: but ignominy and reproach follow him.
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But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
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For it is a profound moral, that shame will naturally generate guilt; the oppressed will be vindictive, like Shylock, and in the anguish of undeserved ignominy the delusion secretly springs up of getting over the moral quality of an action by fixing the mind on the mere physical act alone.
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They could brand with ignominy the highest officers of the State, could elect to the Senate, and control, with the ædiles, the public buildings and works.
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But I didn’t have the combination,” I said, steadying the canoe carefully to mitigate the ignominy of my failure.
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Happily, a wiser and a better spirit has now for years pervaded all classes of our community; and we shall be spared the ignominy of having worked out to the end the parallel of national iugratitude.
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On the other, the advance of the Polish Lancers, of the carts and wagons wherein are crowded the soldiers of the Old Guard, and Napoleon himself, the great gambler, sitting in his coach gazing out through the open windows at the fair land of France, the peaceful valley on his left, the chain of ice-covered lakes and the turbulent Drac; on his right beyond the hills frowning Taillefer, snow-capped and pine-clad, and far ahead Grenoble still hidden from his view as the future too was still hidden-the mysterious gate beyond which lay glory and an Empire or the ignominy of irretrievable failure.
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On one side was submission to ignominy, on the other a return to that place which he detested, and yet loathed himself for detesting.
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Examples of Ignominy

Example #1
Jennie had been so happy during the past few years to see Vesta growing into beautiful, graceful, intelligent womanhood.
Example #2
If Lester had not objected to it, and she had been truly married, she would have been glad to have others.
Example #3
He shook his head, without scrutiny; he knew her too well to be mistaken.
Example #4
The last one to expect in all the world.
Example #5
They suppose that the prophet had married a woman who was formerly unchaste.
Example #6
This view, it is true, is so decidedly erroneous as to require no further refutation; but even the opinion of _Buddeus_ and others presents insurmountable difficulties.