Definitions

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  • n. infamy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disturbance; a cause of scandal; a scene.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • By the scene which you witnessed yesterday, my good young friend, and all that painful esclandre on the promenade, you must see how absurd, and dangerous, and wicked — yes, wicked it is for parents to allow intimacies to spring up between young people, which can only lead to disgrace and unhappiness.

    The Newcomes

  • An esclandre of that sort would kill her, I do believe.

    The History of Pendennis

  • I thought I ought to tell, and said so; adding that I did not believe there would be either stir or esclandre: Madame was much too prudent to make a noise about an affair of that sort connected with her establishment.

    Villette

  • “Shall you tell Madame Beck what you have found, and cause a stir — an esclandre?”

    Villette

  • So strong is her determination to avoid an _esclandre_, and so masterly is her manner of carrying out her will, that both men instinctively obey her.

    Molly Bawn

  • Not that she made an _esclandre_ of any sort, but _one could see_!

    April's Lady A Novel

  • In a great city like Paris there might arise an occasion of escape from control at any moment, and Heaven alone knew what _esclandre_ might ensue upon a single escapade.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • She had suffered from these snubs before, but had never had the chance of forcing an esclandre, as a result of her own humiliation.

    The Elusive Pimpernel

  • Well! all that was a lie, of course, a cunning method of gaining access into her house; of that she had already been convinced, when Candeille provoked the esclandre which led to the challenge.

    The Elusive Pimpernel

  • After conferring together for a few moments, Tristan and Kurvenal agree that it will be wiser to appease the irate beauty by yielding to her wishes, than to have an _esclandre_, and Tristan prepares to appear before her.

    Stories of the Wagner Opera

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  • A justice should be an upstander,

    A model of frankness and candor,

    And heaven forfend

    He need to defend

    ‘Gainst stories of drunken esclandre.

    October 4, 2018