loss of face

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loss of face

The state or circumstance of having lost the respect of other people, as due to having done something improper or unacceptable. After my terrible loss of face in front of the in-laws, I knew I couldn't return to their home for the foreseeable future.
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Chauhan's delay in ordering a probe headed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) only handed more ammo to the opposition and saw him suffer a huge loss of face.
That could see Greece remain in the Eurozone, but would be a huge loss of face.
I believe we have the diplomatic expertise to achieve dual sovereignty whilst attaining a good deal for the existing residents without any loss of face, or any diminution of the lives lost in the case of the Falklands.
His lawyers were keen to land a settlement which not only reflected his loss of earnings - which would amount to around PS750,000 - but also to compensate for loss of face after losing such a high-profile job.
His lawyers were keen to land a settlement which not only reflects his loss of earnings but compensates for his loss of face.
Having sided with the Pawar camp and filed his nomination for the secretary's post, Thakur could well suffer a loss of face if N.
Besides a loss of face, this also disrupts LOT's coming out of the woods in the course of restructuring," Karpinski said.
THE House of Commons debate last week over military action against the Syrian regime generated a lot of headlines, mainly arguing that David Cameron had suffered a massive loss of face, and that the "winner" was Ed Miliband, who refused to support the Government's wish to ally with the US in an early strike against President Assad.
Also, US President Dwight Eisenhower wrote: "Japan was at the very moment seeking some way to surrender with minimum loss of face.
Loss of Face The disaster is a major loss of face for a country which seeks to project a global image of a modern, rising power, different from developing countries like Bangladesh, where such industrial disasters are frequent.
Bring your garden into your home combinations of our bi-folding What is surprising was David Cameron's failure to sacK him immediately after the event became news, saving both himself and his party a terrible loss of face.
His wife was working but he felt loss of esteem and loss of face, and he began drinking.
Princess Sumaya added that the entrepreneurial spirit would not thrive in a culture that shuns risk-taking, simply because failure and financial loss are harshly judged by society: "Young leaders should not be concerned with a loss of face, but rather, with facing challenges that threaten a community-wide loss of dignity.
Anne Kooheji was superb in her various portrayals of Miss Skillon's stoic, nervous and inebriated attributes, demonstrating that excellent acting can sometimes demand a loss of face to achieve your goal.
The facebook CEO, far from worrying about loss of face, can now face the future with more money than ever.