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He is one of Chicago’s most infamous mobsters.
  having an exceedingly bad reputation
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  • He is one of Chicago’s most infamous mobsters.
  • She now serves in Haiti’s poorest and most infamous neighborhood.
  • Nixon’s infamous firing of the Attorney General
  • FDR’s infamous attempt to pack the Supreme Court

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  • the infamous Rudy, would soon become Liesel’s best friend, and later, her partner and sometime catalyst in crime.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The true objective was the total destruction of al Qaeda and the leader who had engineered the infamous attack on the Twin Towers...
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Wait my coming, O most infamous Bandar-log!
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • "And you killed your own brother," Piper said, the horrible story all coming back to her, along with a name—an infamous name that began with the letter M.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I have sent a cable describing the wickedness of that infamous organization of Trotskyite murderers
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • "Sirius Black, possibly the most infamous prisoner ever to be held in Azkaban fortress, is still eluding capture, the Ministry of Magic confirmed today."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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  • Far in this den of infamous resort, there was a low-browed, beetling shop, below a pent-house roof, where iron, old rags, bottles, bones, and greasy offal, were bought.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Miss Jessel—WAS infamous.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • ...my mother was mad and an infamous woman...
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • She is a vile, an infamous thing!
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • my revolt is infamous
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • ...Bram Stoker ... in a fit of jealous anger had betrayed her by exaggerating the negative aspects of an Imprint in his infamous book, Dracula.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Mazen snorts, but mention of the infamous northern prison sends a chill across my skin.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I’m standing behind Will at this point, so I take the opportunity to reciprocate one of her infamous glares.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I’m banking on the fact that she’s in the bathroom, taking one of her infamously long showers before going to pick up Izzy at gymnastics.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • So I prop my feet on the infamous ottoman, and I tread delicately over the kitchen floor where I bled.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • "Everyone’s dying to know: how was this infamous kiss?"
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Alec let out one of his infamous grunts.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • He never became a genius, but Hodel did manage to become infamous: he was quite probably a serial killer.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • D. B. Cooper, the infamous thief who leapt from an airplane with a suitcase of money, remains on the lam, decades after his escape.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Production of the film adaptation brought Gregory Peck to town for the infamous courtroom scenes; his performance won him an Academy Award.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There were two chairs on stage: the infamous Hot Seat itself—painted red with flames running up the legs—and an ordinary chair for the host, Kevin.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • This, of course, was the infamous address of Finsterwald.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Some had been in labor camps, some in concentration camps, some even in the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Sarah was infamous.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "Now let’s look at two more of Liu Wen-tai’s slaves," I said, gesturing to the statues of the infamous landlord and his victims.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • So this is the infamous window, huh?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • He didn’t tell me until I laid into him the week after the infamous Truth or Dare dinner.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • They were the first people I had met from an infamous California college.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • So these were where the infamous interrogations took place.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • At the infamous Gestapo headquarters—that terrible Warsaw simulacrum of Satan’s antechamber—the ham lay unwrapped and pinkly glistening on the desk between herself, handcuffed, and a hyperactive, monocled zealot who almost exactly resembled Otto Kruger and who demanded to know where she had obtained this contraband.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The infamous praetor had died in the 1980s.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • HOPE THEY WILL RECEIVE THE PUNISHMENT DUE SUCH INFAMOUS WRETCHES.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • I gathered he was referring to the infamous Glencoe Massacre, when one John Campbell, on government orders, had put thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan to the sword and burned the house above them.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I know I’m kind of infamous for my …. um …. verbosity …."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • "The infamous Mr. Klaus," said William Spiver.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • That morning, Thomas finally met the infamous Frypan, if only from a distance.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • And they did so on the same campus—and at the very same time—that state officials were conducting the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • By the end of that infamous week, half the men in all this world were pledged to a single war, Nathan included.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • To-morrow some other little problem may be submitted to my notice which will in turn dispossess the fair French lady and the infamous Upwood.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Timur’s father had told them that they would have to "maneuver" through the infamously sluggish, ponderous Afghan bureaucracy—a euphemism for "find the right palms to grease."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Yes, and that’s all settled; only it will be an infamous shame;" and he stretched out his hand to reach the letter.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "It’s that protege of yours, that sweet Princess Drubetskaya, that Anna Mikhaylovna whom I would not take for a housemaid…. the infamous, vile woman!"
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Only, Ellen, promise you’ll not mention a syllable of his infamous conversation to my brother or Catherine.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • In the meantime, there was no doubt of one thing; they kept an infamous bad watch.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • You infamous creature, how dare you accuse me of such a thing?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
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