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Word: obloquy

Definition: slander; disgrace; infamy


Sentences Containing 'obloquy'

An edition of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was published in Britain in 1932 by Martin Secker; reviewing it in "The Observer", Gerald Gould noted that "passages are necessarily omitted to which the author undoubtedly attached supreme psychological importance – importance so great, that he was willing to face obloquy and misunderstanding and censorship because of them".
It is surprising, therefore, that this philosophy, which, in almost every instance, must be harmless and innocent, should be the subject of so much groundless reproach and obloquy.
Yet Theodore's ashes were scarcely cold when in other quarters men began to hold him up to obloquy.

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