scandalous


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giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

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As no scandalous, ill-natured rumour had reached her, it was impossible for her to understand much of this strange letter.
It had collapsed utterly, leaving behind, as usual, a large crop of recriminations, charges of incompetency and treachery, and a certain amount of scandalous gossip.
If I would not go for the sake of your father, I should think it scandalous to go for the sake of his heir.
I've followed strange paths and worshipped strange gods; it must have come to you again and again - in fact you've admitted to me as much - that I was leading, at any time these thirty years, a selfish frivolous scandalous life.
Mainwaring and a young man engaged to Miss Mainwaring distractedly in love with her, which Reginald firmly believed when he came here, is now, he is persuaded, only a scandalous invention.
The County Constabulary is in a scandalous state, sir, and it has not afforded me the protection to which I am entitled.
Do you want to marry into a family with a scandalous divorce-suit hanging over it?
There shall be nothing scandalous in my attentions to her.
Hair does not grow upon the American women's heads; it is made for them by cunning workmen in the shops, and is curled and frizzled into scandalous and ungodly forms.
We must hold hard to this poverty, however scandalous, and by more vigorous self-recoveries, after the sallies of action, possess our axis more firmly.
Two or three curates who had hoped for preferment told their wives it was scandalous to give a parish that needed a young, strong, and energetic man to an old fellow who knew nothing of parochial work, and had feathered his nest already; but the mutterings of the unbeneficed clergy do not reach the ears of a cathedral Chapter.
How he could hate me and tell scandalous stories about me, living among children as he did, is what I cannot understand.
For hardly anybody doubted that some scandalous reason or other was at the bottom of Bulstrode's liberality to Lydgate.
The way you talk is scandalous for a small boy, that's what.
It is scandalous, and it would make talk, but it is nothing.