from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A contraction of ignominious, like ignomy for ignominy.
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In John Major's case, it was the daily farce of Back to Basics and the never-ending saga of 'sleaze' - as much as Britain's ignomious exit from the ERM - that ensured electoral disaster for the Tories in 1997.
It might only be a few percent, but given she already has razor thin margins against many Republicans, that could be the difference between victory and ignomious defeat.
Is a voluntary withdrawal more or less ignomious than a forced one?
Caesar asserted and maintained his authority over a people who had virtually lost their liberties (I dont care how base & ignomious they were) that ergo
"Should the Office of Chief Magistrate Be Awarded to One Distinguished for His Military Services Rather Than to One Distinguished for His Civil Services?" Debate Speech of Perrin H. Busbee for the Dialectic Society, June 22, 1836
James Graham raises a slightly troubling point: top story on the Freedom Association blog at the moment is about the police handling of the G20 protests, complaining at the ignomious treatment of … the Adam Smith Institute Director who was questioned by police (numerous other of the aforementioned blogs have singled this incident out too - is the martyr of 1 / 4 as far as they are concerned).
How he'd react to this ignomious deification is bound to be worth a joke or two.