DISGRACEFUL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISGRACEFUL
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disgraceful
 a.  giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
 a.  deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  Then I would make a fact so disgraceful known, and boldly challenge society to set it right.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
2  There happened to him at that instant what does happen to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very disgraceful.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 1
3  Towards evening he was always drunk, and he had often been locked up after all sorts of ludicrous and disgraceful scandals, but he was a favorite both of his comrades and his superior officers.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 34
4  To decline the flattering and dangerous appointment at Tashkend would have been, Vronsky had till then considered, disgraceful and impossible.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 23
5  At last, after a disgraceful miss, he flung his gun and his hat on the ground.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 10
6  They said he had deliberately dragged in Belle Watling to put the nice people of the town in a disgraceful position.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
7  I vow, since Father Merriwether was in that Watling creature's house he has acted in a disgraceful way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
8  But as she examined her wardrobe she flung her ancient black velvet frock on the floor and raged, "They're disgraceful."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
9  Now the one thing that is disgraceful to any of us is obvious success.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  One of them, which was named Foxwood, was a large, neglected, old-fashioned farm, much overgrown by woodland, with all its pastures worn out and its hedges in a disgraceful condition.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
11  The father buried his face in his hands, and the son stood in his disgraceful grotesqueness, biting straw: his hands, with the black partly worn away inside, looking like the hands of a monkey.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
12  I told the police last time they did it that they should stop these disgraceful exhibitions.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
13  Yes, sir, I have, but the shock of this disgraceful exposure has bewildered me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
14  My dear fellow, the way you flirt with Gwendolen is perfectly disgraceful.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In FIRST ACT
15  I think his coming down here disgraceful.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  This newspaper article is a disgraceful intrusion into my private life.
2  Please account for your disgraceful conduct.
3  Shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character.
4  An honourable death is better than a disgraceful life.
5  This is a disgraceful state of affairs and cries out for a thorough investigation.
6  Smith faced total public disgrace after the incident.
7  No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
8  Poverty is not a sufficient cause for disgrace, but poverty without resolution to help oneself, is a disgrace.
9  You will bring disgrace on yourself by doing this.
10  The divorce was a disgrace to the royal family.
11  Her behaviour has brought disgrace on her family.
12  Poverty is a pain, but no disgrace.
13  Poverty is not a disgrace, but theft is a disgrace.
14  Republican leaders called him a disgrace to the party.