Infamousness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Infamousness The state or quality of being infamous; infamy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The infamous "Red Baron" was German World War I pilot Manfred von Richthofen.
    • n infamousness The condition, quality, or character of being infamous; infamy.
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Quotations

  • Don Johnson
    Don Johnson
    “Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.”

Usage

In literature:

There is not one real patriot among all this infamous horde.
"Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete" by Madame Campan
The treachery was revealed to him by a rival, who played on this occasion the infamous role of Iago.
"Monsieur de Camors, Complete" by Octave Feuillet
You heard these infamous judges.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny
Ah, it is too infamous.
"Cosmopolis, Complete" by Paul Bourget
Perhaps he already had a presentiment of the infamous part he would play a few months later.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
But I would have preferred the most atrocious torture to a degradation so infamous.
"Marie" by Alexander Pushkin
He asked himself: Was it infamous to earn one's bread?
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
How can she have acted so as to give a colour to this infamous scandal?
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
Why, he had come near to whole brotherhood with a man as coldly cruel and infamous as any that walked the earth!
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
Who would like to drive me from this house like an infamous person?
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
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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
And Chivalry flies from the infamous Hun,
And liberty bleeds at the sound of his gun;
And Freedom and Justice are crushed in the dust
By bloodhounds of slaughter, and Hellhounds of lust.
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson
A COUNSELLOR (DIETHER VON WERTHER).
Fit silence welcomes this unheard-of wrong!
So! Ye are men--free, upright, honest men,
Not hired assassins? I half doubted it,
Seeing you lend these infamous words your ears.
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
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
His wisdom men acknowledged; only one,
The creature, issue of him, Lycophron,
That rebel with his mother in his brows,
Contested: such an infamous would foul
Pirene! Little heed where he might house
The prince gave, hearing: so the fox, the owl!
"Periander" by George Meredith

In news:

The filmmaker says the infamous 1890s spy case is relevant to the witch hunts and governmental cover-ups going on today.
A few weeks earlier, Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson had an infamous drop-and-tweet sequence that landed him in late-night comedy monologues.
Why did the famous novelist agree to write a campaign biography for an infamously bad president.
The Infamous Stringdusters play at Marathon Music Works.
The Salahis got primped at Packard-Gomez's salon on the night of the infamous state dinner when they allegedly "crashed" the White House.
California's infamous " geezer bandit" may be caught red handed… literally.
The Washington Post editor who partnered in Paula Broadwell's now-infamous biography of General David Petraeus has broken his silence.
The Real Story Behind the Infamous ' Glub , Glub , Glub ' Headline.
The UCLA coach is the son of Jim E Mora, whose infamous 2001 "Playoffs".
UBS was one of eight large investment banks that benefited from the now-infamous backdoor bailout of AIG—resulting in government cash infusions totaling $182.5 billion—in the dark days of September 2008.
"This law is infamous and immoral," said Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the 85-year-old leader of the Moscow Helsinki Group, a human rights watchdog.
Clint Eastwood's infamous appearance at the GOP convention in Tampa seems to be penetrating the cultural zeitgeist a lot more than his recent movies have.
Remember those infamous Mac versus PC television spots that cast the PC as a virus and malware magnet.
0 Lady Gaga in her infamous meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
The listing offers potential buyers a chance to own a piece of "infamous US history".
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In science:

The message of this remark is that (infamous) upper tail bounds concerning multilinear Boolean polynomials that can be obtained using Bernstein inequalities for stopped martingales can be recovered using the moment inequalities stated in the present paper.
Moment inequalities for functions of independent random variables
This is most commonly expressed in the infamous information loss paradox according to which information falling into the singularity implies a non-unitary quantum evolution and thus presumably fundamental limitations to knowledge .
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
At the field theory level, this intertwining of UV and IR leads to the infamous phenomenon of UV/IR mixing in the non-planar Feynman diagrams: nonplanar diagrams are regulated in the UV but diverge in the IR.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
Ruci´nski, The infamous upper tail, Random Struct.
Upper tails for counting objects in randomly induced subhypergraphs and rooted random graphs
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
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