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unpleasant notoreity or scandal

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  • Not that she made an esclandre of any sort, but one could see!

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • The procès has added to the Porter-Dupont esclandre, and the reputation of the Marquise has been torn to shreds.

    The Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes) Trowbridge
  • He had been rescued from an esclandre, his father had been buried as became one of the old line of Wrexfords.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • He understood the jealous nature, that if given the slightest ground would precipitate an esclandre.

    A Little Girl in Old Quebec Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Already people are beginning to forget that such an esclandre ever occurred in their quiet village.

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