condition of having lost or being out of favor, regard, or respect
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 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?
- 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.