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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDIGNITY

He was trying hard not to cry, not from pain, but from the indignity he had suffered.

I was subjected to the indignity of questioning by many men.

He was not afraid, but he did not relish the indignity that was proposed.

I was angry at the time, at the indignity I was forced to endure.

Her voice hinted that this was an indignity which need not have been put upon her.

Find her, and I'll submit to any indignity you can think of.

It is too gross an indignity, my boy, and must not be borne.

He certainly did feel acutely the indignity that had been passed upon him.

She would never subject him to the discomfort and indignity of the baggage-car.

"An indignity they might well have spared us," said Helen, proudly.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "unworthiness," also "unworthy treatment; act intended to expose someone to contempt," from Latin indignitatem (nominative indignitas) "unworthiness, meanness, baseness," also "unworthy conduct, an outrage," noun of quality from indignus "unworthy" (see indignation). Related: Indignities.

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