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Disgrace is the condition of having lost or being out of favor, regard, or respect, or of being dishonored, or covered with shame. An event is called a disgrace if it brings dishonor, or causes shame or reproach.
- Come, Death, and snatch me from disgrace.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu (1839), Act IV, scene 1.
- The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone!
- Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).
- The man that gloats over another man's disgrace and thinks himself raised in dignity by it, is unworthy of future bliss.
- And wilt thou still be hammering treachery, To tumble down thy husband and thyself From top of honour to disgrace's feet?
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 197.
- Could he with reason murmur at his case,
Himself sole author of his own disgrace?
- William Cowper, Hope, line 316.
- Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati.
- That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer.
- Phaedrus, Fables, III. 11. 7.
- Hominum immortalis est infamia;
Etiam tum vivit, cum esse credas mortuam.
- Disgrace is immortal, and living even when one thinks it dead.
- Plautus, Persa, III. 1. 27.