DISREPUTABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISREPUTABLE
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disreputable
 a.  lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
Classic Sentence:
1  When the first hour was out, Stephen even began to have an uncomfortable sensation upon him of being for the time a disreputable character.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
2  I consider, sir, that you have obtained possession of that book, under very suspicious and disreputable circumstances; and you may think yourself very fortunate that the owner of the property declines to prosecute.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  It was close upon four before the door opened, and a drunken-looking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
4  Beside the couch was a wooden chair, and on the angle of the back hung a very seedy and disreputable hard-felt hat, much the worse for wear, and cracked in several places.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
5  However, I must not sit gossiping here, but must get these disreputable clothes off and return to my highly respectable self.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
6  First of all there was her disreputable father and then her mother's boarding house was beginning to get a certain fame.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE BOARDING HOUSE
7  I should feel much more comfortable in a private house than in this disreputable tavern.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT II
8  So flagrant became the political scandals that reputable men began to leave politics alone, and politics consequently became disreputable.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
9  She was obliged to accustom herself to disrepute, as she had accustomed herself to indigence.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX—MADAME VICTURNIEN'S SUCCESS
10  The glance has been so much abused in love romances that it has finally fallen into disrepute.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE BATTLE BEGUN
11  Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
Example Sentence:
1  By degrees the quality gave up going , and the fair, of course, became disreputable.
2  Further, this type of approach would soon bring the concept of a computer based system into disrepute.
3  In fact it is these abuses that have provided the ammunition to bring the entire concept of headship into disrepute.
4  The legal profession has fallen into disrepute.
5  The use of drugs is bringing the sport into disrepute.
6  Because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute.