scandal


scandal
01. The Prime Minister had to resign after a [scandal] was revealed in which he had hired the services of a prostitute.
02. The tabloids are full of [scandalous] stories of celebrities.
03. The people of the U.S. were [scandalized] by President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
04. She preferred to have an abortion rather than risk the [scandal] of having a baby when she wasn't even married.
05. My grandmother loves reading about all the [scandals] that movie stars get into.
06. The [scandal] resulted in the resignation of a key member of the British government.
07. The bank is under investigation following a financial [scandal] in which some elderly women were robbed of their savings.
08. There is an African proverb which states that [scandal] is like an egg; when it is hatched it has wings.
09. Walter Bagehot once said, "In my youth I hoped to do great things; now I shall be satisfied to get through without [scandal]."
10. George Farquhar once stated that there is no [scandal] like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
11. Prince Bernhard, husband of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, was once implicated in a business [scandal], and had to retire from public life as a result.
12. In 1996, federal police charged seven political leaders in India, including six former Cabinet Ministers, in connection with an $18 million [scandal].
13. In March of 1994, Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa resigned over a loan [scandal].
14. In the 1400s, the [scandalous] and corrupt life of the higher clergy in Europe began to draw sharp criticism.

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