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 Meanings and Examples of IGNOMINIOUS
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 a.  deserving or bringing disgrace or shame, used of conduct or character
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Thus she will be a living sermon against sin, until the ignominious letter be engraved upon her tombstone.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In III. THE RECOGNITION
2  The shop-boys in the neighbourhood had long been in the habit of branding Noah in the public streets, with the ignominious epithets of 'leathers,' 'charity,' and the like; and Noah had bourne them without reply.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
3  Dear lady, I had none to support me; all looked on me as a wretch doomed to ignominy and perdition.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
4  Little did I then expect the calamity that was in a few moments to overwhelm me and extinguish in horror and despair all fear of ignominy or death.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
5  The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
6  Her sin, her ignominy, were the roots which she had struck into the soil.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
7  Hester Prynne did not now occupy precisely the same position in which we beheld her during the earlier periods of her ignominy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
8  Thus we seem to see that, as regarded Hester Prynne, the whole seven years of outlaw and ignominy had been little other than a preparation for this very hour.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
9  If the minister's voice had not kept her there, there would, nevertheless, have been an inevitable magnetism in that spot, whence she dated the first hour of her life of ignominy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
10  The light of day seems extinguished without, the moral light within; in these shadows man encounters the feebleness of the woman and the child, and bends them violently to ignominy.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
11  In such reigns, nothing veils the shame; and those who make examples, Tacitus as well as Juvenal, slap this ignominy which cannot reply, in the face, more usefully in the presence of all humanity.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
12  This preparation for bonds, and the additional ignominy it inferred, took a little of the excitement out of me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
13  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
14  One human being had seemed to love him and he had denied her life and happiness: he had sentenced her to ignominy, a death of shame.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A PAINFUL CASE
15  You may have sincerity, but you have no modesty; out of the pettiest vanity you expose your sincerity to publicity and ignominy.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: XI
Example Sentence:
1  The marriage was considered especially ignominious since she was of royal descent.
2  The UN were faced with an ignominious withdrawal or a long - term military presence.
3  The punishment seemed to me in a high degree ignominious, especially for so great a girl -- she looked thirteen or upwards.
4  To lose the Ping-Pong match to a trained chimpanzee! How could Rollo stand the ignominy of his defeat?.