Parkside was nothing more than an innocent battleground for disreputable elements of our society, at war with one another.
The packed emergency area waiting room held a disreputable collection of weeping women, stoned teenagers and dirty derelicts, all talking at the same time over the background music of a near-constant scream of sirens hauling in more Saturday night victims.
The decennium extending from 1550 to 1560 was the good period of Ivan IV.'s reign, when he deliberately broke away from his disreputable past and surrounded himself with good men of lowly origin.
54, "tacitas preces in templo dis allegasti: igitur magus es"), a notion that suffers easy translation into the view that there are more or less disreputable gods with whom private trafficking may be done on the sly (cf.
From 1870 to 1875 the government was under the control of "carpet-baggers," negroes and the most disreputable element among the native whites.