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indignity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishindignityin‧dig‧ni‧ty /ɪnˈdɪɡnəti/ noun (plural indignities) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 ASHAMEDa situation that makes you feel very ashamed and not respected 🔊 The prisoners were subjected to all sorts of indignities.the indignity of (doing) something 🔊 Two of the diplomats suffered the indignity of being arrested.the final/ultimate/crowning etc indignity
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indignityGrowing cities were governed for some local government purposes by the county magistrates: an indignity that the prosperous entrepreneurs resented.An indignity for the noble halibut and a waste of natural resources.He suffered insult and indignity in silence.She'd suffered enough traumas and indignities already, she thought grimly.For Annie, this was the final indignity.But this bird was spared that indignity.The Ship lurched up the hillside, straining at the indignity of restraint.I had to endure the indignity of being strip-searched for drugs.Being accused of theft was just one of the indignities I suffered under my last employer.Many women have suffered the indignity of being sexually harassed.Also starring are Sarah Knowlton as Hal, a Yale grad suffering the indignities of life as a secretary.The rivals could only inflict saddle sores and ulcers, indignities and humiliations on each other as they disrupted families and towns.the indignity of (doing) somethingThe true language of sisterhood does not speak of the pain of childbirth or the indignities of male oppression.The Ship lurched up the hillside, straining at the indignity of restraint.She forgot the indignity of the position in the advance of a tingling awareness.He did not like to recall the indignity of it.Recently a Nomura executive suffered the indignity of being taken hostage by a client wielding a samurai sword.Also starring are Sarah Knowlton as Hal, a Yale grad suffering the indignities of life as a secretary.Somehow, old Jags look better when they haven't been forced through the indignity of a facelift.At least she would not be submitted to the indignity of being seated below the salt at embassy dinners.
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