Scandal (See also Controversy.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Scandal (See also Controversy.)


  1. Abélard, Peter (1079–c. 1144) French theologian takes Héloïse, abbess, as lover; marries her in secret. [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 18]
  2. Black Sox Scandal Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series. [Sports: EB, II: 66]
  3. Chappaquiddick car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
  4. Edward VIII (1894–1972) King of Britain whose decision to marry a divorcee forced him to abdicate throne (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835–836]
  5. $64,000 Question, The game show discovered to be fixed (1958). [TV: Terrace, II, 295–296]
  6. South Sea Bubble fraud is exposed in British South Sea Company (1720). [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 383]
  7. Teapot Dome government oil reserves fraudulently leased to private concerns (1922). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 353]
  8. Watergate scandals involving Nixon’s administration (1972). [Am. Hist.: Kane, 460–462]

Scapegoat (See DUPERY.)