ill fame

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ill fame the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ill fame ill or bad repute; as, a house of ill fame, a house where lewd persons meet for illicit intercourse.
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Usage

In literature:

Old Xeres, of sherry fame, is a straggling, ill-built, ill-drained Moorish city.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
There were no criminals, no keepers of houses of ill-fame, and only two confirmed alcoholics.
"Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders" by W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
Nor was he without qualms when he passed the portals of the hotel, which ranked second only in ill-fame to Pap Shaunbaum's.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
They are leagued with the keepers of houses of ill-fame.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Too late she finds her position is in a house of ill-fame.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Answer, son of an ill-famed mother, or the rack shall question for me!
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
At dawn we entered an ill-famed gorge called the Pilgrims' Pass.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
His ill fame increased in still greater proportion, especially when he assumed the airs of a sorcerer.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The second act is laid near the ill-famed Ilsenstein.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
He was fully convinced that Estelle was in a house of ill-fame in that city.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
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In poetry:

Nor bring, to see me cease to live,
Some doctor full of phrase and fame,
To shake his sapient head and give
The ill he cannot cure a name.
"A Wish" by Matthew Arnold
Health, wealth, fame, friendship, all that I hold dear,
I’ll spend, nor seek return, O what dark crown
Be his, he cares not, who thus gives; how near
May hang yet his lost laurels of renown:
"Unknown Warrior" by Elizabeth Daryush

In news:

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille Grammer tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that she has "no ill will " towards ex-husband, Kelsey Grammer after he said in an interview that he felt obligated to give his third wife "fame.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Camille Grammer tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that she has "no ill will" towards ex-husband, Kelsey Grammer after he said in an interview that he felt obligated to give his third wife "fame.
Tough childhoods, promiscuous adulthoods, serious illnesses yield fame, or wisdom, or at worst a battered serenity.
Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was charged with a DUI in New Lenox, Ill. On Monday after he was found unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was found in the middle of a corn field, according to New Lenox police.
The iconic American classical pianist who first rocketed to fame at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958 has announced his advanced illness.
Lontine was rolling that morning with two members of the North Side Mafia, north Denver's most deeply entrenched and ill-famed band of thugs .
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