Among them, they brought the word 'cynic' into disfavor so deep that any book bearing it was discredited
in advance of publication."
He had always admired the high and mighty old lady, who, in spite of having been only Catherine Spicer of Staten Island, with a father mysteriously discredited, and neither money nor position enough to make people forget it, had allied herself with the head of the wealthy Mingott line, married two of her daughters to "foreigners" (an Italian marquis and an English banker), and put the crowning touch to her audacities by building a large house of pale cream-coloured stone (when brown sandstone seemed as much the only wear as a frock-coat in the afternoon) in an inaccessible wilderness near the Central Park.
Her relatives considered that the penury of her table discredited the Mingott name, which had always been associated with good living; but people continued to come to her in spite of the "made dishes" and flat champagne, and in reply to the remonstrances of her son Lovell (who tried to retrieve the family credit by having the best chef in New York) she used to say laughingly: "What's the use of two good cooks in one family, now that I've married the girls and can't eat sauces?"
Having long discredited
the old systems of mysticism, he now began to discredit the old appraisements of morality.
I then regretted bitterly the pride which since the first few days after the recovery of my reason had forbidden me to repeat my discredited
story and insist upon its truth.
She made no display of her grief in her dress, unless the slight testimonials of a few bright ribbands on the virgin white of her robe could be called such, and the rumour that was at first propagated of their being engaged to each other was discredited
, because the traces of sorrow were not particularly visible in the attire of Miss Henley.
Better a thousand times my conclusions should be discredited
than that my dead name should lie across the threshold of the temple of Science--a bar to further inquiry."
rulers of the world can oppose no reasonable ideal to the insensate Napoleonic ideal of glory and grandeur.
The subjects of foreign powers might suffer from the same cause, and hence the Union be discredited
and embroiled by the indiscretion of a single member.
Neither was this rumor wholly discredited
, although the wiser class believed the Governor's object somewhat less atrocious.
It's an old idea -- one we thought had been discredited
in the civilized world -- but the subject of torture as a tool in the war on terrorism is being mooted in some Establishment media outlets.
Nationalism has also become popular in the democracies as competing ideas have become discredited
. Michael Barone observes in the Spring Public Interest that democratic nationalism is "not the nationalism of Hitler, of course, but the nationalism of Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt, nationalism that is open to various economic programs and compatible with cultural toleration."