To have imposed any derogatory
work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
But hardly had he sallied forth from the inn when it struck the curate that he was doing wrong in rigging himself out in that fashion, as it was an indecorous thing for a priest to dress himself that way even though much might depend upon it; and saying so to the barber he begged him to change dresses, as it was fitter he should be the distressed damsel, while he himself would play the squire's part, which would be less derogatory
to his dignity; otherwise he was resolved to have nothing more to do with the matter, and let the devil take Don Quixote.
I suppose there is something in a woman's nature that makes a man free to break down before her and express his feelings on the tender or emotional side without feeling it derogatory
to his manhood.
asked Raoul, naively, "I thought it was derogatory
On his part the Prince waited till the doors were hermetically closed; he would not turn round to ascertain the fact, as that would have been derogatory
to his dignity, but he listened with all his ears for the noise of the lock, which would promise him at least an appearance of secrecy.
That gentleman acted as moderator, endeavoring to prevent a general melee; in the midst of the brawl, however, an expression was made use of by Lisa derogatory
to his own honor.
I have known a cat get up and walk out of the room on a remark derogatory
to her species being made by a visitor, while a neatly turned compliment will set them purring for an hour.
I don't want to seem to be saying anything that might be interpreted as in the least derogatory
to your father in any way whatever, but without prejudice, surely he is just a plain, ordinary brigand?
Though it was supposed to be proper for them to have an occupation, the crude fact of money-making was still regarded as derogatory
, and the law, being a profession, was accounted a more gentlemanly pursuit than business.
Which there is nothing derogatory
, but far from it in the appellation," says Mr.
It is a new circumstance in romance, I acknowledge, and dreadfully derogatory
of an heroine's dignity; but if it be as new in common life, the credit of a wild imagination will at least be all my own.
Besides, it seemed to him that the society of women was rather derogatory
to his manhood.