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DISGRACE. Ignominy, shame, dishonor. No witness is required to disgrace himself. 13 How. St. Tr. 17, 334; 16 How. St. Tr. 161. Vide Crimination; To Degrade.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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`countenance' her, as I understand Regina calls it; though a private disgrace is nothing compared to the scandal of ruining hundreds of innocent people."
I could not account to myself for the circumstance of the clerk's guilty wife voluntarily living out all her after-existence on the scene of her disgrace. The woman's own reported statement that she had taken this strange course as a practical assertion of her innocence did not satisfy me.
Catherick's disgrace, for the neighbours were the very people who knew of it--not the suspicion that he was Anne's father, for Welmingham was the place in which that suspicion must inevitably exist.
Catherick was entirely unconnected with the disgrace which the woman had inflicted on her husband's good name.
They added: "A solicitor guilty of dishonesty with clients' money forfeits the respect and trust of the public and his colleagues, and disgraces the profession.
Paul O'Donnell was branded "a disgrace to the profession" by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal.
The globoesporte website, part of the Globo media empire, called the result the 'Disgrace of Disgraces', in an ironic reference to President Dilma Rousseff's repeated claims -- and tweets -- that this would be the World Cup of all World Cups.
"Historic Disgrace" read the massive headline on the website of the Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's most influential newspaper.
Your paper disgraces the name of John Charles by making a bunch of idiots your front page headline instead of the great man himself
The Sunderland fans are an absolute disgrace. They should be banned from Sunderland away games.