There were tanks and armored personnel carriers on the streets, and checkpoints manned by young soldiers, cold and miserable under the inglorious Polish December.
The life of the powerful wonderworker would have ended in ignoble solitude and inglorious obscurity.
Even the executioner, once an inglorious and shadowy person, became just a regular state employee.
English tourists, outraged by the gloating - despite our inglorious failure to qualify for the tournament ourselves - are threatening to pick up their ball and walk away, taking their cash with them.
In very truth the sole punishment of ill-livers is an inglorious obscurity
But there is a chance that he may still have useful information, and that when the adrenalin wears off after an inglorious period in jail he could divulge it; he certainly won't if he is dead.
For the Broncos, it was an inglorious end to a disappointing season.
‘Threw it away years ago,’ Bond shrugs, an inglorious admission he mutters into a year's growth of beard.
Hence, the foundational roots of the prosperity the developed nations enjoy today lie firmly in this inglorious past.
I cannot recall another such memorial which so succinctly embraces the horror, waste and inglorious squalor of its theme.