• WordNet 3.6
    • adv ignominiously in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree "his grades were disgracefully low"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Ignominiously In an ignominious manner; disgracefully; shamefully; ingloriously.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ignominiously In an ignominious manner; so as to impart or incur disgrace; degradingly; basely.
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  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?”


In literature:

The other was dismissed with ignominy.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
It is at least a consolation to reflect that a career controlled by such principles came to an ignominious close.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
The rest ignominiously retreated.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
It would be an ignominious and unconditional surrender of the whole cause.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
I want to wake you from such a torpor; to save you from such ignominy.
"The Kellys and the O'Kellys" by Anthony Trollope
He was ignominiously ejected.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
I was to be ignominiously dragged back to the prison from which I had escaped.
"True to Himself" by Edward Stratemeyer
It is a strange and ignominious feature of modern life.
"Number Seventeen" by Louis Tracy
He had to hold himself from the ignominy of flight; he rose to cut his way out, making an effort to strike with precision.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
He would tear that Colonel into fragments, and throw his wife from him with all the ignominy which the law made possible to him.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Ignominy and pain you knew,
The lash, the scourge,
You, the perfect molten metal
Of my darkened forge.
"Christ's Bounty" by Anonymous Irish
But ashen hues suffice
(The long ignominy
Of inert memory)
Who stemmed from that great tree,
That flamed with fire and ice.
"The Winter Rose" by Marya Zaturenska
The mockery of trial came,
And follow'd swift the words of doom;
But ignominy, woe, and shame
Were far from her — her dungeon-tomb
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
Unscathed he stood, the Man of Ice.
Each shaft, with torrid anger fired,
Just spluttered feebly once or twice,
Then ignominiously expired.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis
"But though he should be dragg'd in scorn
To yonder ignominious tree;
He shall not want one constant friend
To share the cruel Fates' decree."
"Jemmy Dawson" by William Shenstone
"But though, dear youth, thou should'st be dragged
To yonder ignominious tree,
Thou shalt not want a faithful friend
To share thy bitter fate with thee."
"Jemmy Dawson" by Henry Morley

In news:

Scholars have long tried to make sense out of one of the oddities of the archaeological world —bodies pulled from ignominious burials in cold water bogs everywhere from Ireland to Russia.
Vicky Hartzler quickly becomes object of derision in D.C. Vicky Hartzler is off to an ignominious start.
When Governor Paterson hit 26 percent approval in a poll earlier this month, it was such a startling drop that we made a graph detailing his road to ignominy.
Uganda's ignominious anti-gay bill is back in play.
A Dictator's Arc of Power Ends in Utter Ignominy .
AP Photo/Chuck BurtonBobcats fans are stuck with the ignominy of rooting for the worst NBA team ever.
What the company doesn't want you to know about its ignominious start.
Talk about a field littered with ignominious failures.
Reading about General Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell and General Allen's voluminous correspondence with Jill Kelley -- and their ignominious fall from grace -- brings to mind the Egyptian myth, Osiris.
Uganda's ignominious anti-gay bill is back in play .
At age 23, Patrick Moran's political career has come to an abrupt and ignominious end.
2011 has come to an end and with it a somewhat ignominious end to Year One of King John's reign.
Barclays' global ignominy proceeds apace.
In an email Friday, the Washington Post promised "an ignominious first for Date Lab," the Post Magazine 's blind-date feature.
Osama bin Laden's was an ignominious death.