ingloriously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv ingloriously in a dishonorable manner or to a dishonorable degree "his grades were disgracefully low"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Ingloriously In an inglorious manner; dishonorably; with shame; ignominiously; obscurely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ingloriously In an inglorious manner; without glory, fame, or honor.
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Usage

In literature:

His end, however, was not wholly inglorious.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
The "mute, inglorious Milton" is a pleasant poetic fiction.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865" by Various
She was bowed down by physical infirmity, and her last year was saddened by a long, sanguinary, and inglorious war.
"Historical and Political Essays" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
No policy was too inglorious that enabled them to avoid the need of war.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
They are weary of their monotonous, inactive, inglorious life.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
General Gage and the troops under his command are penned up, pining in inglorious inactivity.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
Navarre had learnt to play his part well, but he chafed at his inglorious position.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
To die thus ingloriously was bitter indeed.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
But when the same thing is attempted by unskilful hands it fails ingloriously.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
He broke from the station of inglorious security which had been assigned him, and rushed into the heat of the action.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
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In poetry:

Blushing at such inglorious reign,
I sometimes strive to break her chain,
My reason summon to my aid,
Resolved no more to be betray’d.
""To fix her!—’twere a task as vain"" by Tobias Smollett
O Delia! cheer'd by thy superior praise,
I bless the silent path the Fates decree;
Pleased, from the list of my inglorious days,
To raise the moments crown'd with bliss and thee.
"Elegy XXV. To Delia, With Some Flowers" by William Shenstone
When Beauty mourns, by Fate's injurious doom,
Hid from the cheerful glance of human eye,
When Nature's pride inglorious waits the tomb,
Hard is that heart which checks the rising sigh.
"Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne" by William Shenstone
No Crescent here displays its baneful horns;
No turban'd host the voice of Truth reproves;
Learning's free source the sage's breast adorns,
And poets, not inglorious, chant their loves.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone
"And wouldst thou have this mighty arm,
That shakes the lance when war's alarm
Demands the brave,
Thus give, in one inglorious day,
My realms to England's haughty sway,
As though a slave?
"King Kobbena Eljen" by George Hannibal Temple
Inglorious praise! though Judgment's self admired
Those wanton strains which Virtue blush'd to hear;
While pamper'd Passion from the scene retired,
With wilder rage to urge his fierce career.
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent

In news:

Like 'Inglorious Basterds,' but with slaves.
The legal career of the Toronto lawyer who represented Winnipeg folk group the Wyrd Sisters in a bid to stop a Harry Potter movie from being shown in Canada came to an inglorious end last week.
To get rich is inglorious .
Plate Winner Inglorious Makes Woodbine Return.
Queen's Plate winner Inglorious is back at Woodbine for the Selene Stakes.
Filly Inglorious Triumphs in Queen's Plate.
Inglorious wins the Queen's Plate.
Queen's Plate winner Inglorious .
Inglorious could hardly have a more inappropriate name, but, fortunately, horses don't speak English.
The Power and the Inglorious .
The Jersey Shore kids spoof " Inglorious Basterds".
The Jersey Shore Spoofs " Inglorious Basterds" JWOWW and Vinny in front of the green screen.
Blazers Winding Up With an Inglorious Flourish.
Inglorious Lets Loose in Ontario Lassie .
Inglorious impresses in the Ontario Lassie .
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