• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Infamously In an infamous manner or degree; scandalously; disgracefully; shamefully. "The sealed fountain of royal bounty which had been infamously monopolized and huckstered."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The infamous "Red Baron" was German World War I pilot Manfred von Richthofen.
    • infamously In an infamous manner or degree; odiously; scandalously; disgracefully.
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  • Don Johnson
    Don Johnson
    “Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.”


In literature:

Would you have any objection to drink something with me in that infamous wine-shop over there?
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
In his early youth various aspersions of an infamous character were heaped upon him.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
To do that would be infamous.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
Would you call yourself father of that infamous son who married a licensed prostitute?
"Love and Intrigue A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
Bewair of the infamous lise whitch the Opposishun will be sartin to git up fur perlitical effek on the eve of eleckshun.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
She was noted for her beauty and talents, but infamous for her intrigues.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
It was no longer a factional affair, it was a theft, an infamous theft.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
I was thus master of the vessel, which I felt sure was destined to serve Peschiera's infamous design.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Did any devil ever make so infamous a threat?
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
For the overthrow of this infamous tenet, Paine exerted all his strength.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll

In poetry:

The infamous brutalities
To helpless children shown,
The pathos of whose joyless lives
Might melt a heart of stone?
"Before A Statue Of Buddha" by John Lawson Stoddard
Te nudrice alle muse, ospite e Dea
Le barbariche genti che ti han doma
Nomavan tutte; e questo a noi pur fea
Lieve la varia, antiqua, infame soma.
"Per La Sentenza Capitale Proposta Nel Gran-Consiglio Cisalpino" by Ugo Foscolo
Ardi, veggo la cera! E' l'ala icaria,
quella che il fabro della vacca infame
foggiò quando fu servo nel reame
del re gnòssio per l'opera nefaria.
"L’Ala Sul Mare" by Gabriele D Annunzio
For none of them are of her holy race,
Who pray not for her welfare and success,
But miscreant bastards, infamous, and base,
And enemies to Sion's happiness.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
ASTOLFO. Though 'tis true I owe the debt,
Still 'tis needful to consider
That she knows not who she is;
It were infamous, a stigma
On my name to wed a woman . . . .
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Sometimes I am glimpsed by poets
Whose eyes have not been blinded
By the hell-bright lamps of cities,
Who have not sent their souls
To be devoured by robot minotaurs
In the infamous Labyrinths of steel and mortar.
"The Centaur" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Davis' dig was a throwback to when Spitzer infamously blamed " gremlins " for the period in his life when he patronized prostitutes.
Not every off-the-cuff comment he made at that now infamous, secretly taped $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton reveals an utterly shocking personal failing.
For years, Nik Kowsar managed to stay out of jail while building a reputation as Iran's most infamous political cartoonist.
Artist Adel Abdessemed's 16-foot bronze statue shows Zidane headbutting Materazzi, capturing the infamous moment at the 2006 World Cup.
If you had predicted a year ago that Leo McCarey's infamous anti-communist screed "My Son John" (1952) would be out on Blu-ray before Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951) -- even by a little under two months.
The infamous R-word, retribution, is what keeps so many parents silently fuming, bottling up feelings of helplessness and frustration.
He also recounted the tale of the infamous 1923 Heights-Central football game that ended in a melee.
Mann is the climate scientist who led the research into global warming that produced the famous (or infamous, to some) " hockey stick " graph.
Weatherford says infamous JPP prank video was "simply horseplay".
Infamous bad girl Lindsay Lohan has been banned from the Chateau Marmont for skipping out on a $46,350.04 bill from the Sunset Strip hotel.
An Alabama-born rapping jihadi fighting half a world away is among the new entries on the FBI's infamous Most Wanted List, the bureau announced Wednesday.
The infamous National Football League referee lockout came to an end this past Wednesday, three weeks into an NFL season that utilized replacement officials so that games could be played as scheduled.
AP Photo/David ZalubowskiJerry Hairston Jr showed up in the infamous Mitchell report.
The roots of this manna of the plains literally run deep, searching out subsoil moisture and giving the little shrubs an ability to survive our infamous prairie winds.
We had quite a sizable one growing in our side yard until the infamous Middle School Awards Night Straight-Line Thunderstorm of 2000.

In science:

This corresponds to the infamous bias introduced in warped tilted ring models by so-called streaming motions, in this case horizontal m = 2 perturbed velocities.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Here we omit the infamous higher order contact terms.
Open+Closed String Field Theory From Gauge Fields
This was a shock to the community because up to this moment, everybody trusted PRNGs that had passed the infamous “battery of statistical tests”.
Random Number Generators: A Survival Guide for Large Scale Simulations
However, in order to match a non-commutative theory to low energy observations, we must have the appropriate low energy theory, which implies that the infamous UV/IR mixing problem of non-commutative field theory must be tamed enough to create a well-defined low energy expansion.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
The infamous wrong-sign prediction1 of the direct CP asymmetry in B → π∓K ± is an example.
Hadronic B decays with QCD factorization