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an act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

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an affront to one's dignity or self-esteem

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He said: "The events that took place at Mid Staffordshire have been detailed in a number of reports, but most starkly - and movingly - by the first-hand accounts of relatives who witnessed appalling treatment of their loved ones, many of whom suffered wretched indignities in the final stages of their lives.
King once described Parks' action as "an individual expression of a timeless longing for human dignity and freedom." She was, he said, "anchored to that seat by the accumulated indignities of days gone and the boundless aspirations of generations yet unborn."
And notwithstanding Machiavellian ploys by managers, consultants, gurus and celebrity lunatics to transform the workplace into a glorified clown academy where the staff is forced to perform unseemly dances, sing idiotic songs or engage in fulsome, politically correct rituals (conga lines indeed!), there still seem to be enough sensible, serious workers out there who are capable of rising above these distractions and indignities to keep the economy chugging along.
Morag Redman will have the backing of thousands who have suffered similar indignities, and is right - the only way Jane Hutt will truly appreciate it is to experience it herself.
Indeed, James is compelled by his mother to feign illness to avoid fighting in the Civil War, suffers the painful deaths and suicides of both family members and friends, and deals with the indignities of colossal failure on the London stage.
Millions of Americans, no doubt, resignedly submit to these indignities, inconveniences and erosions of individual privacy and freedom consoled in the belief that, given the terror threat, these measures somehow are making us safer.
Wouldn't it be better to devise a global trading system that mitigates rather than magnifies the world's existing inequities and indignities?
Remember, the following indignities are futuristic fantasies.
But he also suffered many indignities; the show stopping "Mamie Is Mimi" number he and Coles choreographed for the 1949 Broadway show Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was widely credited to Agnes de Mille.
As Harris moves from a naive country lass to an esteemed university professor, her way is marked with slights and indignities, both from racist whites and loving blacks.
Hard as she struggled during her lifetime to gain the recognition she deserved, the indignities heaped on Wheatley in the years after her death, at the hands of her own people nonetheless, have inflicted an even greater injustice to her legacy.
Setting aside the indignities of the big search, the airport charges, random security checks, weight restrictions, no food, no drink, no movie, you now-have the option of catching a life-threatening disease (SARS), for which there is no known cure.
In learning to cope with the indignities and agonies brought on by poverty, many turned to the church for solace.
The apocalyptic quotation printed on the collaborative paper stack by Christopher Wool and Felix Gonzalez-Torres echoed pre-Revolutionary Russia via '60s Situationism, whereas Tracey Moffatt's Scarred for Life II, 1999, a series of photo-text works, spoke of more mundane indignities and cruelties.