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Word: infamous

Definition: notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation

Sentences Containing 'infamous'

""Doubt is our product," boasted a now infamous 1969 industry memo.
'And that,' said Rosa Dartle, 'is so strong a claim, preferred by one so infamous, that if I had any feeling in my breast but scorn and abhorrence of you, it would freeze it up.
A rather infamous knee injury would contribute to Hennig's retirement from wrestling.
And, besides, they say that the culprit is an infamous scoundrel, who killed with a log of wood a worthy canon who had brought him up like his own son.
Dantes had always entertained the greatest horror of pirates, who are hung up to the yard arm; he would not die by what seemed an infamous death.
Dantes recoiled from the idea of so infamous a death, and passed suddenly from despair to an ardent desire for life and liberty.
From the 1970s to late 1990s the park became slightly infamous.
He gets sent to one of the infamous Kolyma labour camps.
He now wished to be amongst them, in order to see some other face besides that of his jailer; he sighed for the galleys, with the infamous costume, the chain, and the brand on the shoulder.
He soon however broke what he called the "fear barrier" to film his now infamous segments.
He was infamous for his combative and unruly behaviour.
He was then returned to Wakefield, where he was put in the infamous "Hannibal Cage" previously occupied by Robert Maudsley.
However Tito enstablished another reign of dictatorial power, with his men causing the infamous Foibe killings against the native Italian population.
I am no stranger to the particulars of your youngest sister's infamous elopement.
If I ever could reproach her with her infamous condition, I would go anywhere to do so.
In 1564, he became a serf on the estates of infamous Ferenz Tahy.
In 1879, the infamous Indian boarding schools started in California.
Infamous for his temperament, Luongo later earned the nickname "Pino Noir".
It details the fallout from Charles Xavier's infamous mindwipe of Magneto and Magneto's ultimate defeat.
It is infamous for being the location of the Drumboe massacre during the Irish Civil War.
It is of some notoriety that the infamous Saddam Hussain shares the same lineage having originated from Tikrit in northern Iraq.
It is this era that the infamous grape variety biturica dates from, an ancestor of the cabernet variety.
It was an infamous prosecution, grossly infamous; but not the less likely to succeed on that account.''
Jarlshola is the location in Melhus thought to have been the hiding place of Jarl Haakon and Tormod Kark on their last night before the infamous murder at Rimul.
Later in the quarter, the infamous "tuck" incident occurred.
On June 2, 2007, Pagán was called out at third base trying to move up after a wild pitch, which led to Lou Piniella's most infamous meltdown.
Refusal to allow some to join led to the creation of the infamous 18th Street gang.
She was present at the time of the infamous murders on Smuttynose Island, about which she wrote the essay, "A Memorable Murder".
The concept is explained in 1957 by the infamous Kafr Qasim massacre ruling.
The failure has become known as one of the most infamous and expensive software bugs in history.
The Ghezel Hesar prison is infamous for its conditions.
The green-head ant is an infamous nuisance for suburban and urban dwellers in Australia.
The men are all infamous, and I am happy to be able now to do more than detest them I despise them.''
The Orange Volunteers are a group infamous for carrying out simultaneous terrorist attacks on Catholic churches.
The show's most infamous cliffhanger proved to be its last when the series was subsequently cancelled.
The title is unrelated to the infamous New Jersey theme park, Action Park, which closed in 1996 due to numerous fatalities.
These "packet ships" (named for their delivery of mail "packets") were infamous for keeping to their disciplined schedules.
These conclusions were based on her study of the infamous "Protocols of the Elders of Zion".
They hanged at Tyburn, in those days, so the street outside Newgate had not obtained one infamous notoriety that has since attached to it.
They were guided by local, but infamous, coach Kevin Mackey.
This coalfield is somewhat infamous for a couple of reasons.
This I solemnly declare to be a most infamous falsehood, without any grounds, further than that her grace was pleased to treat me with all innocent marks of freedom and friendship.
This may be particularly the case with infamous or notorious figures.
What matters really, not only to me, but to officers of justice and the king, is that an innocent man should languish in prison, the victim of an infamous denunciation, to die here cursing his executioners.''
When the attackers forced their way into the building, the infamous order was given to "Bayonet the whole".
``I told you, the other day, of his infamous behavior to Mr. Darcy; and you yourself, when last at Longbourn, heard in what manner he spoke of the man who had behaved with such forbearance and liberality towards him.
``Well, then, wretches,''cried Danglars,``I will defy your infamous calculations I would rather die at once!
``Yes, and that's all settled; only it will be an infamous shame;''and he stretched out his hand to reach the letter.
``Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.''
``Yes, my mother,''said Albert,``I will return, and woe to the infamous wretch!

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