Usage examples for disrepute

  1. Everywhere it is growing in disrepute; 'tis languishing! – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  2. I do not propose to be an advocate for oppression or oppressors; but when I see that the poor are, by such writings, exasperated against the rich, and excited to insurrections, by which much mischief is done, and some lose their lives, I could wish the true state of things were better understood; the poor not made by these busy writers more uneasy and unhappy than their situation subjects them to be, and the nation not brought into disrepute among foreigners, by public groundless accusations of ourselves, as if the rich in England had no compassion for the poor, and Englishmen wanted common humanity. – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens
  3. It may not be wise to stir up bad feeling in a community, to bring the name of religion into disrepute by strife. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  4. But its subsequent failure brought it into disrepute. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  5. Having tested Nick's superb playing and found it good, the captain of the Scratch Seven was willing to put him forward as their star player, even if it went against the grain to realize that they had to depend on a fellow so much in disrepute. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson
  6. After Shakespeare's death, moreover, the theater rapidly fell into disrepute, and many a good story of the playhouse fell under the ban of polite conversation, and was lost. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  7. At one time stocks were grown from seed, but this practice has fallen into disrepute because of the great variations in the seedlings. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  8. This kind of thing through what should be the silent watches of the night is to be deprecated, as tending to bring science into disrepute. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  9. The reason of his disrepute is that he has come to be used so largely by self- complacent people whose idea of seeing Europe is to gallop from place to place in charge of a conductor. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  10. Pete realized that his loyalty to the memory of Annersley had earned him disrepute. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  11. " We do not do it to be thanked by you, but in order that the honorable name of Petter shall not be brought to disrepute," said one, whose name was Rulle- Petter, and who was tall and morose. – Invisible Links by Selma Lagerlof
  12. Such a thing brings the school into disrepute. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  13. The abolitionists were the subjects of abuse and social persecution, and Miss Martineau was quickly made aware that by a declaration in their favor she would risk incurring odium, and might change her popularity in society into disrepute and avoidance. – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  14. The mistake at present is, that those who study philosophy have no vocation, and this, as I was before saying, is the reason why she has fallen into disrepute: her true sons should take her by the hand and not bastards. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  15. He had bought them out, and for a time the party fell into disrepute. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  16. But he was succeeded in 1758 by Rezzonico, whose narrow mind and incurable self- sufficiency, plunged again the Roman court into the most fatal disrepute. – The Power Of The Popes by Pierre Claude François Daunou
  17. They are falling into disrepute, but for the love of the children let us maintain them as far as we can. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  18. Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  19. But it is likely that Joyce Kilmer would only have succeeded in inadvertently bringing the religious singer once more into disrepute. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  20. But if you come to my house I shall be at once connected with the escape and that would bring my office into disrepute. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich