infamy

Definition: Total loss of honor or reputation

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Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...I should like to enjoy myself thoroughly, and coquet with all the world, till I am on the verge of being called an old maid; and then, to escape the infamy of that, after having made ten thousand conquests, to break all their hearts save one, by marrying some high-born, rich, indulgent husband, whom, on the other hand, fifty ladies were dying to have . " "...
The Ambassadors - By Henry James
...It would have been impossible to meet me more than he did last night on tb \* question of the infamy of not sticking to her . " "...
Agnes Grey - By Anne Bront
...I should like to enjoy myself thoroughly, and coquet with all the world, till I am on the verge of being called an old maid : and then, to escape the infamy of that, after having made ten thousand conquests, to break all their hearts save one, by marrying some high-born, rich, indulgent husband, whom, on the other hand, fifty ladies were dying to have . "...
Penguin Island - By Anatole France, A W Evans
...`` Comrades, there is a point at which infamy becomes fatal to a society ....
Romance - By Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Charles Raymond Macauley
...The man with the voice like Ramon 's groaned in a lamentable way; someone else said, " What infamy ... what infamy ! "...
The Nabob - By Alphonse Daudet, William Peterfield Trent
...It is an infamy, a frightful infamy !...
Nash's Pall Mall Magazine -
...I once asked him if he ever found himself depressed and dejected by the appalling destitution, agony, and infamy of London ....
Rhoda Fleming - By George Meredith
...and do they not slip the hounds with savage glee, and hunt him down from wrong to evil, from evil to infamy, from infamy to death, from death to woe everlasting ?...
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...This is Vice with her fairest vizard; but the same unhallowed precincts contain many a secret cell for the most hideous and unheard-of debaucheries, many an open rendezvous of infamy, and many a den of usury and of treason; the whole mixed with a Vanity-fair of shops for jewels, trinkets, and baubles, that bashfulness may not lack a decent pretext for adventuring into the haunts of infamy ....
Memoirs of a Physician - By Alexandre Dumas
...Infamy, infamy, I say again, upon those who take advantage of the weakness or the credulity of others ! " "...
A Library of Famous Fiction - By Harriet Beecher Stowe
...I loved him too tenderly to bear such rivals in his affections, and strove to forget my infamy in a tumult of pleasures ....
Author's Digest - By Rossiter Johnson
...His impulse was that of a murderous madman, but he shrank from any conduct that might apprise his loyal wife of the facts; and Dorsenne, anxious to avert a tragedy, urged him to remember the inherent infamy of anonymous letter-writing ....
Philistia - By Cecil Power, Grant Allen
...I never wish to see you again : but I 'm glad I 've done it now by accident, if it were only to inflict upon you the humiliation of knowing that I have measured the utmost depth of your infamy !...
Pride & Prejudice - By Jane Austen
...Elizabeth particularly, who knew that her mother owed to the latter the preservation of her favorite daughter from irremediable infamy, was hurt and distressed to a most painful degree by a distinction so ill applied ....