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"They gave me no time to see that much," answered Sancho, "for hardly had I laid hand on my tizona when they signed the cross on my shoulders with their sticks in such style that they took the sight out of my eyes and the strength out of my feet, stretching me where I now lie, and where thinking of whether all those stake-strokes were an indignity or not gives me no uneasiness, which the pain of the blows does, for they will remain as deeply impressed on my memory as on my shoulders."
I made as good a fight of it against the indignity of taking my ease as I could.
This man was Gashford, who, bruised by his late fall, and hurt in a much greater degree by the indignity he had undergone, and the exposure of which he had been the victim, limped up and down, breathing curses and threats of vengeance.
Mrs Jarley's wrath on first learning that she had been threatened with the indignity of Stocks and Penance, passed all description.
Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia accused the UK Government of "bringing indignity and suffering on the refugees and asylum seekers" in a strongly worded letter to the newly-appointed home secretary.
Old people suffer indignity in the hands of dishonest caregivers...
Tell me, if you were the poor person lining up for cheap rice, wouldn't you feel the indignity?
Some suffered the indignity of having to wade through muck.
Officers forced to retire due to medical grounds, understandably felt significant stigma and indignity at being subjected to this process.
It is not insult of one person on whom the shoe is hurled but it is indignity of the human race.
He also said the quo warranto petition could even be considered by the Chief Justice on-leave as 'an act of kindness to a fellow lawyer' since it would spare her from the 'indignity' of an impeachment.
Mr Varadkar said he does not want any citizen "to face the indignity or clinical risk that comes with long stays on hospital trolleys".