His extraordinary absences became notorious, and, when he used to reappear again in society, men would whisper to each other in corners, or pass him with a sneer, or look at him with cold searching eyes, as though they were determined to discover his secret.
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He was a notorious drug dealer.
He is notorious for flagrant fouls and losing his temper.