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repute -- as in: in good repute
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  • Neighbors complained that it was a house of ill repute.
  • a man of good repute
  • "Weasley has brought the Ministry into disrepute," Mr. Malfoy told our reporter.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • all of excellent repute
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown

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  • Even women of ill repute.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • On this occasion my informant was a white naturalist of such repute that I could hardly doubt his word — though, come to think of it, I am hard put to explain just why his word should have any more weight than Ootek’s, who was, after all, spiritually almost a wolf himself.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • ’If there’s so much of it, it couldn’t be very valuable,’ was the general opinion, and it soon fell into disrepute.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • He had been a trapper, a professional fisherman, a hunter of some repute, and a plasterer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It wasn’t that they were proud of slavery as a condition; what they were fierce about was their special connection with a family of repute.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • It would demean the Professor needlessly, would place too much emphasis on the sycophancy he had occasionally displayed in the face of manifestations of German might and potency, to portray him as buffoonishly servile in Duffield’s presence; he possesses, after all, his own illustrious repute as a scholar and an expert in his field.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • His daughters were dutiful and kind and of good character and repute.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • They bring all zoos into disrepute.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But the young maiden, being discreet and of good repute, would ever avoid him, for she feared his evil name.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Like Monsieur Manette, your father, the gentleman was of repute in Paris.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Some of them were of the war time and showed that he had done his duty well and had borne the repute of a brave soldier.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Neither do thou imagine that I shall contrive aught against his life; no, nor against his fame, if as I judge, he be a man of fair repute.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • There was among them a family of high repute, for it was large and wealthier than most, and it was ruled by a grandmother of the folk, stern and wise in old lore, such as they had.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving: you have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • That kind of disrepute we would not care for.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She was obliged to accustom herself to disrepute, as she had accustomed herself to indigence.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’Well, Yossarian,’ he began with an apologetic stammer, ’it would not help the war effort to bring Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn into disrepute now.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • And therefore I cannot rest, I cannot be silent; therefore I cast aside comfort and happiness, health and good repute—and go out into the world and cry out the pain of my spirit!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • In addition, Milton Security had a cooperative arrangement with similar firms of good repute in Europe and the United States.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever The patron of my life and liberty.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • I don’t know where being a servant came into disrepute.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • It is worthy of remark that a certain speculative writer of quasi-scientific repute, writing long before the Martian invasion, did forecast for man a final structure not unlike the actual Martian condition.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • [1] Priscian, the famous grammarian of the sixth century; Francis of Accorso, a jurist of great repute, who taught at Oxford and at Bologna, and died in 1294.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • One’s Pandaros the bowman; by repute his father was Lykaon; and the other, .
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • They left the busy scene, and went into an obscure part of the town, where Scrooge had never penetrated before, although he recognised its situation, and its bad repute.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • CREON Yes, skilled as now and in no less repute.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • At the end of the second day M. de Villefort received the following note:— "The person called the Count of Monte Cristo is an intimate acquaintance of Lord Wilmore, a rich foreigner, who is sometimes seen in Paris and who is there at this moment; he is also known to the Abbe Busoni, a Sicilian priest, of high repute in the East, where he has done much good."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But to dance, and with such a man as Captain Butler! I have heard much of him (as who has not?) and Pauline wrote me only last week that he is a man of bad repute and not even received by his own family in Charleston, except of course by his heartbroken mother.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Every hotel depends upon the repute of its patrons.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Till then, my noble friend, chew upon this: Brutus had rather be a villager Than to repute himself a son of Rome Under these hard conditions as this time Is like to lay upon us.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • At such times, perhaps, coincidentally, the leaves might fall, somewhere, by repute.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Pity the fallen gentleman: you to whom money and fair repute are the chiefest good; and so, surely, are they in Vanity Fair.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He said he wanted to ’dismiss all this meaningless nonsense which long has dominated metaphysical thought and brought it into disrepute.’
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But tell me, wench, how will the world repute me For undertaking so unstaid a journey?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Cottagers formed his only patients, and his Wessex-wide repute was among them alone.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Mrs. Goddard’s school was in high repute—and very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Has an indistinct impression of his aristocratic repute.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • But he who reigns Monarch in Heaven till then as one secure Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute, Consent or custom, and his regal state Put forth at full, but still his strength concealed— Which tempted our attempt, and wrought our fall.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • How could she become a woman of wider knowledge, higher repute—"better," as she termed it—this was her constant inquiry of her mother.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • It was not quite so far off as could have been wished; but it was probably far enough, her radius of movement and repute having been so small.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He insisted on his betaking himself to repose, and used such remedies as were then in most repute to check the progress of the fever, which terror, fatigue, ill usage, and sorrow, had brought upon the poor old Jew.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS. in my desk, then here I prospectively ascribe all the honour and the glory to…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The whole incident was so unfathomable, in a sense, that perhaps I should add that there were at least a dozen witnesses of it, including a California university professor of some repute.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • There are houses of ill repute in Kingston, as everywhere, but he cannot avail himself of them as he might in London or Paris.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • As Grandpa expected and intended, they took it like he was making fun of religion, or like he was asking folks to cone to a house of ill repute and call it church.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • In the course of the day he paid his respects to Signor Pietro Baglioni, professor of medicine in the university, a physician of eminent repute to whom Giovanni had brought a letter of introduction.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
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