- The family guilty of such an omission would be held in disgrace and contempt pending the intervention of lineage or clan members.
- It is usually only when an element of criminal dishonesty is involved that there follows a removal, in disgrace, from Westminster.
- He was in disgrace in 1552 and degraded from the Garter, but restored to favour by Mary, whom he served as lord privy seal.
- It is hateful, shameful and a disgrace to all when it is used unintelligently.
- It's a disgrace to any concept of fairness, an insult to a horrible past, encouragement to a disgraceful present and in the long run it damages everyone.
- Our exclusion is a scandal and a disgrace to the local Council.
- ‘I do not intend to disgrace myself at the end of my career,’ he said.
- Tomorrow begins with a nine o'clock class, so I hope I shan't disgrace myself, time-wise, there.
- She didn't disgrace herself and managed to keep with them for much of the race only to fade slightly at the end.
- We see it regularly now when prominent figures fall foul of the law or when disgraced business leaders transgress the code and pay the price.
- He was disgraced in 1999 after he tested positive for drugs at the Pan-American games.
- Two disgraced employees recount how their lives were ruined when they stole from their employers.
Mid 16th century (as a verb): via French from Italian disgrazia (noun), disgraziare (verb), from dis- (expressing reversal) + Latin gratia 'grace'.
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