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scandal

Law a libellous action or statement

Scandal

See also Controversy.
Scapegoat (See DUPERY.)
Abélard, Peter
(1079–c. 1144) French theologian takes Héloïse, abbess, as lover; marries her in secret. [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 18]
Black Sox Scandal
Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series. [Sports: EB, II: 66]
Chappaquiddick
car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
Edward VIII
(1894–1972) King of Britain whose decision to marry a divorcee forced him to abdicate throne (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835–836]
$64,000 Question, The
game show discovered to be fixed (1958). [TV: Terrace, II, 295–296]
South Sea Bubble
fraud is exposed in British South Sea Company (1720). [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 383]
Teapot Dome
government oil reserves fraudulently leased to private concerns (1922). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 353]
Watergate
scandals involving Nixon’s administration (1972). [Am. Hist.: Kane, 460–462]
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"Warrants for the arrest of no-show individuals are being issued at a scandalously high rate" It would be too simplistic to call for sheriffs and judges to start automatically jailing anyone who fails to appear before them on the appointed date - not to mention the fact our prisons would be bursting at the seams within a matter of weeks if they did.
Three flavors from left to right: "standard medium spicy," "Sichuan slightly spicy," and "scandalously demented spicy." (Internet image)
Reeling from an internet video of her gone scandalously viral, Morgan's life further skids on news that her single mother has possibly fatal heart disease and her biological father is alive and living just a few hours away.
Recognizing that Chavez's victory in earning equal rights for migrant workers remains scandalously under-taught in classrooms, director Diego Luna responds with a biopic that feels more polite than political, counting on the worthiness of his subject and the participation of a well-meaning ensemble to galvanize mostly Latino muds.
ADDIYAR: Tempest tapering off; Leaders' political impotence vis-a-vis multiple crises unveiled Scores of sarcastic statements; attacking, criticizing and threatening AL-MOUSTAQBAL: U.S.$ Fifty million allocated by Italy to the Displaced March 8 threats and exaggeration continue March 14 from Tripoli: yes to legitimacy and peaceful coexistence AL-HAYAT: Storm tapering off scandalously exposing ordeals of displaced Syrians Hezbollah rapport with Sleiman marred by blaming rather than collision.
Seems a strange way to celebrate a harvest - a load of massive blokes trampling all over a field as if they are scandalously destroying a crop - but each to their own.
brand is a scandalously unprintable acronym for a former boss' nickname for her.
Scandalously, though, Walid neglected to even mention Ragheb as if the question he was asked did not include Alama.
PARIS -- A lawyer for Nicolas Sarkozy slammed an investigation into the campaign finances of former French president, saying he is being treated "scandalously." Thierry Herzog said Friday that Sarkozy remains "combative" but still considers that he "has been treated scandalously."
THE VERDICT There's something perversely watchable about Ray Cooney's scandalously unfunny adaptation of his own stage comedy, mainly thanks to cameos such as Judi Dench as a bag lady and Cliff Richard and Rolf Harris as buskers.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Luff said: "If the Prime Minister agrees that the shortage of engineering skills is one of the greatest avoidable threats to our prosperity and security, and that the participation of women in engineering is scandalously low, will he encourage his colleagues to look favourably on the provisions of my Science, Technology and Engineering Bill to inspire young people to take up the challenging and well paid careers in engineering, whether as graduates or apprentices?" Mr Cameron told him: "I will certainly look very carefully at the Bill that he puts forward."
Many readers must be asking, is the scandalously high increase a way of addressing budget issues elsewhere within the Trust?