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Had Hamish been making this use of it—to remove the stigma from him?

Sooner or later the stigma will spread to all of the sciences—and to you, doctor.

The stigma, if pollen suffice, should be covered with pollen.

To be attached to our Administration is almost a stigma of disreputableness.

On which part should the stigma of illiteracy set the uglier brand?

She felt it was only just to relieve Tess of the stigma she had placed upon her.

Was her hand to place the stigma of shame on the brow of this young creature?

The pistil is divided into three parts, ovary, style, and stigma.

Do you know that the cloud is removed from my birth, the stigma from my name?

The pistil is generally divisible into the ovary or germen, the style and the stigma.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "mark made on skin by burning with a hot iron," from Latin stigma (plural stigmata), from Greek stigma (genitive stigmatos) "mark, puncture," especially one made by a pointed instrument, from root of stizein "to mark, tattoo," from PIE *st(e)ig- (see stick (v.)). Figurative meaning "a mark of disgrace" is from 1610s. Stigmas "marks resembling the wounds on the body of Christ, appearing supernaturally on the bodies of the devout" is from 1630s; earlier stigmate (late 14c.), from Latin stigmata.

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