Her relatives considered that the penury of her table discredited
the Mingott name, which had always been associated with good living; but people continued to come to her in spite of the "made dishes" and flat champagne, and in reply to the remonstrances of her son Lovell (who tried to retrieve the family credit by having the best chef in New York) she used to say laughingly: "What's the use of two good cooks in one family, now that I've married the girls and can't eat sauces?
he was learning the lesson which Fate teaches to most of us who live long enough, that the eyes of mankind are blind to the discredited
, and that he who is defenceless and fallen finds few friends and little mercy.
But it is curious that so discredited
were the newspapers of that period that a large majority of New Yorkers, for example, did not believe the most copious and circumstantial accounts of the German air-fleet until it was actually in sight of New York.
Liberty and equality," said the vicomte contemptuously, as if at last deciding seriously to prove to this youth how foolish his words were, "high-sounding words which have long been discredited
That the discredited
and hunted lieutenant should be thus returning fearlessly of his own volition, seemed to disarm them quite as effectually as his manner toward Lady Greystoke had deceived her.
A little band of holy therns was attempting to revive the ancient and discredited
religion of Issus, who they claimed still lived in spirit and had communicated with them.
They are scarcely quoted now, as the mine has become utterly discredited
I then regretted bitterly the pride which since the first few days after the recovery of my reason had forbidden me to repeat my discredited
story and insist upon its truth.
Second, the cipher systems are absolutely arbitrary and unscientific, applied to any writings whatever can be made to 'prove' anything that one likes, and indeed have been discredited
in the hands of their own inventors by being made to 'prove' far too much.
family doctor was threatening those extraordinary exposures that afterwards began and were broken off; tales of monstrous and prehistoric things in Park Lane; things done by an English Evangelist that smelt like human sacrifice and hordes of slaves.
He was discredited
, but the blackbirds that he was chasing glowed with Arabian darkness, for all the conventional colouring of life had been altered.
The fame of this exploit having spread to the other rooms, and being discredited
there, the young necromancer declared that the same wonder would appear in all the rooms in turn, which it accordingly did; and the whole circumstances having been privately reported to one of the ushers as usual, that functionary, after listening about at the doors of the rooms, by a sudden descent caught the performer in his night-shirt, with a box of phosphorus in his guilty hand.
Hartright attempted to assert that identity, they would publicly expose themselves to the imputation of sustaining a rank deception, they would be distrusted and discredited
accordingly, and they would therefore be powerless to place my interests or Percival's secret in jeopardy.
Why, you must have discredited
yourself completely in your own world by your marriage.
He had insensibly acquired a new habit of shuffling into the picture-galleries, always with his twisted paper of snuff in his hand (much to the indignation of Miss Fanny, who had proposed the purchase of a gold box for him that the family might not be discredited
, which he had absolutely refused to carry when it was bought); and of passing hours and hours before the portraits of renowned Venetians.