Smallpox laid its hideous clutches upon him; leaving him unspeakably branded
with its repulsive marks.
Anyway, I shall first slap him; the initiative will be mine; and by the laws of honour that is everything: he will be branded
and cannot wipe off the slap by any blows, by nothing but a duel.
Oh," cried the general, as it branded
with a hot iron, "wretch, -- to reproach me with my shame when about, perhaps, to kill me
But among the crowd were several whose punishment would be life-long; some, whose ears had been cropped, like those of puppy dogs; others, whose cheeks had been branded
with the initials of their misdemeanors; one, with his nostrils slit and seared; and another, with a halter about his neck, which he was forbidden ever to take off, or to conceal beneath his garments.
Society has branded
the man with scorn who dares abuse the confidence of a woman in this manner; and the dread of the indignation of his associates makes it an offence which is rarely committed by the other sex: but there is no such obligation imposed on women, and that frequently passes for a joke which harrows every feeling that is dear to the female breast, and violates all that is delicate and sensitive in our nature.
Nothing of her ever comes to light - no grating, no lifebuoy, no piece of boat or branded
oar - to give a hint of the place and date of her sudden end.
I took counsel to kill him, but some god stayed my rashness and bade me think on men's evil tongues and how I should be branded
as the murderer of my father; nevertheless I could not bear to stay in my father's house with him so bitter a against me.
He looked at himself in the mirror, surprised that his face had not been branded
by the hells of the past three months.
And now--and now I am myself a branded
thief, without ever having touched the wealth for which I sold my character.
The contemplative atheist is rare: a Diagoras, a Bion, a Lucian perhaps, and some others; and yet they seem to be more than they are; for that all that impugn a received religion, or superstition, are by the adverse part branded
with the name of atheists.
Alas, my character is ruined, and I am a branded
speaker of untruths
His decent reticence is branded
as hypocrisy, his circumlocutions are roundly called lies, and his silence is vilified as treachery.