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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.


  • 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).
  • 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[edit]

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?
  • 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.

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