public disgrace

See: dishonor, shame
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In this district, as in other districts remote from the wealthy quarters of the metropolis, the hideous London vagabond -- with the filth of the street outmatched in his speech, with the mud of the street outdirtied in his clothes -- lounges, lowering and brutal, at the street corner and the gin-shop door; the public disgrace of his country, the unheeded warning of social troubles that are yet to come.
Public disgrace I might have faced, although I am a man whose character has never yet borne a stain.
Once, Martin met Gertrude on the street, down in Oakland, and learned what he knew could not be otherwise - that Bernard Higginbotham was furious with him for having dragged the family into public disgrace, and that he had forbidden him the house.
However, as you have been a long time in the family, I have no wish to bring public disgrace upon you.
Arthur, I feel that public disgrace is in store for me.
And now what is there before me but public disgrace, ruin, terrible shame, the mockery of the world, a lonely dishonoured life, a lonely dishonoured death, it may be, some day?
She accepts public disgrace in the house of another to save me.
Picquart acted as a Judas goat in bringing Dreyfus to his arrest and then served as the Minister of War's eyes and ears at his ensuing trial and public disgrace.
And the owner of a portrait of Swansea-based rock singer Bonnie Tyler which Harris painted on his TV show in 1977 just after her hit with Lost in France, once valued at PS50,000, is now thinking of burning it after being told the value of Harris' artwork has plummeted by 90% because of his public disgrace.
DENISE Welch is right when advocating anonymity for alleged sex offenders because even if totally exonerated, they have unnecessarily had to endure considerable expense, mental anguish, public disgrace, ridicule, abuse and lasting stigma (Mail, September 27).
He suffered the public disgrace and took the hit to stop more American lives being lost.
For those contestants, 15 minutes of fame (or five minutes, in some cases) may not be worth the mental anguish that follows their moment of public disgrace.