mark of disgrace

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That bell that you carry is not, believe me, any order of merit, but on the contrary a mark of disgrace, a public notice to all men to avoid you as an ill mannered dog.
Stigma' is a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.
Our party has been steadfast in rejecting dialogue with the NCP, and the [party's] leadership has resolved to topple the regime that has become a mark of disgrace on the slate of the Islamic movement," the PCP's statement read.
Attorney Michael Sfard, Yesh Din's legal counsel, adds that 'the law enforcement agencies' lack of ability to protect Palestinians in the West Bank is a mark of disgrace on the Israeli society.
CDATA[ Nobel Prize laureate: 'Taking down Arutz Sheva was a mark of disgrace and a black stain.
It is a mark of disgrace for humanity," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently told the Knesset, "that several decades after the Holocaust the world's response to the calls by Iran's leader to destroy the State of Israel is weak, there is no firm condemnation and decisive measures.
The Arabs have written a mark of disgrace in history that they will never be able to eradicate.
those who had been cheated of the honors they deserved, those who died after being afflicted with severe or long illnesses, or after being robbed of their goods, or in captivity; those who were overwhelmed by want and dragged out of their life in poverty; those who lost hope, who inflicted death on themselves, who were murdered by others; those whose reputation was stained with some conspicuous mark of disgrace.
With the weight of history hanging on every solemn ``yes'' and ``no,'' the Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Friday called for President William Jefferson Clinton to be impeached and removed from office for lying and obstructing justice, forever tarnishing his legacy with a mark of disgrace.