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Indignance

Definitions

  • Big with indignation
    Big with indignation
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Indignance Indignation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n indignance The quality of being indignant; indignation.
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “There is no more sovereign eloquence than the truth in indignation.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “By indignities men come to dignities.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.”
  • Vittorio De Sica
    Vittorio De Sica
    “Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.”

Usage

In literature:

Her indignation died out.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
Eric stood still, trembling with rage, while his eyes lightened scorn and indignation.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
Rose was indignant, and it needed a warning glance, from Graeme to keep her indignation from overflowing.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
There was in it a mixture of reproach, sorrow, and indignation.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The indignation of the girl at his unhypocritical behaviour had been funny but not humorous.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Brand murmured an inarticulate remonstrance; Janetta's eyes flashed an indignant protest.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
Smarting with indignation, Champlain was too polite.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Germany lay bleeding at his feet, helpless and indignant.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
There were, however, two boys who did not join in this general cry of indignation against Oliver, and they were Wraysford and Pembury.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
After the Yazoo Fraud was passed, the people of the counties held indignation meetings.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
Vida is indignant at his similes.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
She did not speak on the way back, but at the gate her indignation found words.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The Muggledorfer team was nonplussed and sort of indignant.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The very proposal to write a "confession" fired her heart with stern indignation.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
She blushed very red, and looked, not without indignation, into Anne Dorset's mild eyes.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Indignantly he would shake himself back into sanity, and the delectable visions would vanish.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
He took a step forward, then turned and walked away, wondering, and hotly indignant.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
Having proclaimed their death, she is indignant because they live.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
She turned her beautiful face, colorless with indignation, to him.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
Some time after sunrise the Saguntine people cried out with indignation.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In poetry:

But she cast them from her,
Haughty and indignant,
On the floor she threw them
With a look of scorn.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Forgiven be! And with no little pride
I treasure up,—and you, no doubt, see why,—
Remembrance of the lightning to one side
That used to flash from your indignant eye!
"Birds In The Night" by Paul Verlaine
Tell Ireland—tell her in her desolation,
That hearts within the South for her have bled—
That scalding tears of helpless indignation
By eyes that read her cruel wrongs are shed.
"To The Irish Delegates" by Henry Lawson
Reproach me not e'en if I earn your indignation;
Know: of us two you are to be more envied far.
Unlike my love for you, yours is sincere, unmarred
By jealousy's mistrust, its rancour and vexation.
"Reproach Me Not" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
The King has his throne, sans sorrow or moan;
On me fall all his cares,
And when I come home, resolved not to roam,
Each one indignant stares.
So let it be! 'tis Heaven's decree.
What can I say--a poor fellow like me?
"An Officer Sets Forth His Hard Lot" by Confucius
"Young friend!" . . . Indignant? 'Struth! I see 'im try
To keep reel stern. But soon I rekernise
The little twinkle stealin' in 'is eye,
That won't keep out, no matter 'ow 'e tries.
An' then - 'is twitchin' lips smile wide apart:
"Aw, 'ave a 'eart!"
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis

In news:

America's Self-Righteous Indignation Over Syria at the UN.
We read so you don't have to: Andrew Breitbart's 'Righteous Indignation .
In September, Philip Roth will publish Indignation, his latest novel about Ohio, Newark, sex, war, and guilt.
Rudin nabs Roth's ' Indignation '.
In a seven-figure deal, producer Scott Rudin has made a preemptive acquisition of " Indignation, " the Philip Roth novel to be published in September by Houghton Mifflin.
Getting High on Moral Indignation .
Indignation With Taking Liberties.
In throwing away his seven Tour de France titles, he's keeping what he prizes most: his righteous indignation .
First, they faced the indignity of being poster boys for one of America's worst business scandals.
I've made no stranger of my righteous indignation with respect to America's system of public education.
Moral indignation is no longer enough to combat the power of Big Oil.
A Camera-Shy Legend, Exposed and Indignant.
Ivan Ayala, 31, a member of the Indignant movement, listens during an assembly on economy at Madrid's Carmen Square.
Texas Tech players talked all week about the indignities of last year's 60-point loss to eventual Big 12 champion Oklahoma State.
Oh, how the Democrats express indignation, distortion, and outrage over the ABC mini-series concerning the events that led up to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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In science:

I am now deeply convinced of having taken the thing right, and also, of course, that a murmur of indignation will spread through the ranks of our colleagues when the work ["Entwurf"] appears, which will take place in a few weeks.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
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