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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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Rob Andrew Mike Tindall has previously been made a scapegoat, the World Cup winner scandalously fined pounds 25,000 and jettisoned from the squad presumably on the basis he's now a bit famous having married royalty.
Sometimes, even those who graduate have taken one scandalously easy course after another, so their credits are really empty.
The inference that TIA had somehow scandalously fielded an outsider is rich coming from someone who has just appeared on the scene in Thornaby and now champions a Sunderland-based Welsh woman.
They're both scandalously bad and spookily similar.
Montrose NOW that FBI director Robert Mueller has scandalously accused Scotland of being pro-terrorist, should we not pull out of sending the 1000 Scottish soldiers that are due to be posted in Afghanistan next year in support of US troops?
Only in a legal system as shamefully slow and scandalously expensive as ours could this 11- year, pounds 10-million, non-conviction be regarded as any kind of justice.
Sapienza said that he had included Wilde in Provocations: Aphorisms for an Anti-conformist Christianity because he was a "writer who lived perilously and somewhat scandalously but who has left us some razor-sharp maxims with a moral.
But after receiving a scandalously light sentence it now appears he is troubled by the noise being made by other inmates in Wakefield prison.
Later generations would use Pilate's portrait to extend bloodguilt for the death of Jesus to the whole Jewish community, scandalously using Jesus' own gospel of love to incite a legacy of racism and destruction.
Last fall, the Wilmington News Journal blew the lid off of scandalously high inmate mortality rates at state prisons.
His figural work, for which he is best known, included scandalously daring and sexual depictions of nudes.
In an issue devoted to the creative re-use of old buildings, it seems a good moment to take stock of the campaigning work of SAVE, the conservation and pressure group dedicated to publicising the plight of the UK's often scandalously endangered historic buildings and places.