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Disgrace, subst, the opposite of grace (q. v.); 1) a state of being out of favour: “in d. with fortune and men's eyes,” Sonn. 29, 1. “nor my own d.” R2 II, 1, 168. “Macduff lives in d.” Mcb. III, 6, 23 (also in IV, 2, 29?).
2) any thing that turns to the disparagement of a person; a) dishonour, shame: “every eye can see the same d.” Lucr. 751. “martyred with d.” Lucr. 751 Lucr. 751 Lucr. 751 Sonn. 127, 8. “thy grace being gained cures all d. in me,” Pilgr. 36 and LLL IV, 3, 67. Tp. IV, 209. All's II, 3, 249. R2 I, 1, 133. R2 I, 1, 133 H4B II, 2, 15. H6B I, 2, 49. H6C I, 1, 253. R3 III, 7, 217. Tit. IV, 2, 60. Rom. I, 1, 49. Ant. III, 7, 39. IV, 14, 66.
b) an offence, ill treatment, humiliation: “no man well of such a salve can speak that heals the wound and cures not the d.” Sonn. 34, 8. “like tears that did their own d. bewail,” Mids. IV, 1, 61. “his d. is to be called boy,” LLL I, 2, 186. “I will take it as a sweet d.” H4B I, 1, 89. “the d. we have digested,” H5 III, 6, 135. H5 III, 6, 135 “and in d. bespoke him thus,” H6A IV, 6, 20. “have laid --s on my head,” H6B III, 1, 162. “you shall sustain moe new --s,” H8 III, 2, 5. “pray heaven, he sound not my d.” V, 2, 13. “that in their country did them that d.” Troil. II, 2, 95. Cor. I, 1, 97.
c) a state of being abashed, of being exposed to contempt; discredit: “the red rose blush at her own d.” Lucr. 479. “look in your glass, and there appears a face that overgoes my poor invention quite, dulling my lines and doing me d.” Sonn. 103, 8. “or brook such d. well as he shall run into,” As I, 1, 140. “if thou dost him any slight d.” As I, 1, 140 “--s have of late knocked too often at my door,” All's IV, 1, 31. “I have forgot my part, and I am out, even to a full d.” Cor. V, 3, 42.
d) dejected state, fall, overthrow, calamity: “till we have brought Duke Humphrey in d.” H6B I, 3, 99. “how eagerly ye follow my --s,” H8 III, 2, 240.
e) any thing misbecoming in behaviour or appearance: “this deep d. in brotherhood,” R3 I, 1, 111. “it would be my d. and your discomfort,” Mcb. IV, 2, 29 (perhaps: I should shed tears, which would not become me). “parcel the sum of my --s by addition of his envy,” Ant. V, 2, 163. Hence == disfigurement: (the sun) stealing unseen to west with this d. (viz of being hidden by clouds) Sonn. 33, 8. “let fame . . . grace us in the d. of death,” LLL I, 1, 3.
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