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a date which will live in infamy
  famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
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  • a date which will live in infamy
  • "Yes," said Collective 0-0009, "we have much to say to a wretch who have broken all the laws and who boast of their infamy!"
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • One night as I sat, half stupified, in a den of more than infamy, my attention was suddenly drawn to...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • The whole thing went down in infamy, spawning a live recorded CD and a series of festivals that continue to this day.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • And I do not live in broad infamy, nor hide from righteous pursuers or seekers of the truth.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Although roly-poly and jolly in appearance, reminding many people of a comic-opera buffoon, Goring, it is believed, in his evil genius was the real father of such places which shall be ever known in infamy as Dachau, Buchenwald, Auschwitz .
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • And she had suffered—so cruelly she had suffered, such agonies, such infamies—ah, God, the memory of them was not to be borne.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • C#5 THE JESSE OWENS INCIDENT As we both know, Liesel wasn’t on hand on Himmel Street when Rudy performed his act of childhood infamy.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "And did you not remonstrate against such infamy?" asked the abbe; "if not, you were an accomplice."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • It was an infamy that he did not.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Some passing thought of the infamy and disgrace for which it had been reserved, may have struck the prisoner’s mind.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He bears no letter of infamy wrought into his garment, as thou dost, but I shall read it on his heart.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Have you seen that awful den of hellish infamy, with the very moonlight alive with grisly shapes, and every speck of dust that whirls in the wind a devouring monster in embryo?
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Whatever he might afterwards persuade her to, it was not on her side a scheme of infamy.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • How can you abide this infamy?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There was I, then, mounted aloft; I, who had said I could not bear the shame of standing on my natural feet in the middle of the room, was now exposed to general view on a pedestal of infamy.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • All that infamy had obviously only touched her mechanically, not one drop of real depravity had penetrated to her heart; he saw that.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • It was to be decided whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my fellow beings: one a smiling babe full of innocence and joy, the other far more dreadfully murdered, with every aggravation of infamy that could make the murder memorable in horror.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • That is the infamy you’ll pay for now!
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • To leave this life of infamy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But I warn you, if you don’t tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist—I really believe he is Antichrist—I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my ’faithful slave,’ as you call yourself!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • ’When your brother,’ said Mr. Brownlow, drawing nearer to the other’s chair, ’When your brother: a feeble, ragged, neglected child: was cast in my way by a stronger hand than chance, and rescued by me from a life of vice and infamy—’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Moreover, with such a degree of deformity, is infamy a thing that can be felt?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • ’Approach me again, you — you — you HEEP of infamy,’ gasped Mr. Micawber, ’and if your head is human, I’ll break it.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Into the details of the infamy at which I thus 92) connived (for even now I can scarce grant that I committed it) I have no design of entering; I mean but to point out the warnings and the successive steps with which my chastisement approached.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • TEIRESIAS I say thou livest with thy nearest kin In infamy, unwitting in thy shame.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • With each defeat of a larger, better equipped force that arrived in Waziristan, the region’s infamy grew.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Fame or infamy, either one is preferable to being forgotten when you have passed from this realm.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • By the time she learned the truth it was too late to accuse him of infamy because her husband was already dead.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The toll of innocent lives taken on this new and darker day of infamy cannot as yet even be estimated.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • For strength from truth divided, and from just, Illaudable, nought merits but dispraise And ignominy; yet to glory aspires Vain-glorious, and through infamy seeks fame: Therefore eternal silence be their doom.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Amaranta Ursula was inclined to believe that he was the son of Petra Cotes, of whom she remembered only tales of infamy, and that supposition produced a twinge of horror in her heart.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Do you understand why this infamy must be and is permitted?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Nevertheless, he accompanied his infamies with so much ability of mind and body that, having devoted himself to the military profession, he rose through its ranks to be Praetor of Syracuse.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • If you deny that in the fifth scene of Hamlet he has branded her with infamy tell me why there is no mention of her during the thirtyfour years between the day she married him and the day she buried him.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "What a wretch! what a scoundrel! what an infamy!" she said to herself, as she fled with nervous steps beneath the aspens of the path.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Then never dream on infamy, but go.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • A creature so foul to look at, in her tatters, stains and splashes, but so much fouler than that in her moral infamy, that it was a shameful thing even to see her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • What a subtle infamy upon her.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • The white children clamored to sit on his knee and be trotted, while he denounced to their elders the infamy of Yankee politicians; the daughters of his friends took him into their confidence about their love affairs, and the youths of the neighborhood, fearful of confessing debts of honor upon the carpets of their fathers, found him a friend in need.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "So when he arrived at the fight, he joined in on the Death Eaters’ side?" asked Harry, who wanted every detail of Snape’s duplicity and infamy, feverishly collecting more reasons to hate him, to swear vengeance.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Oh, what have I done to deserve this infamy!
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • The man’s manner is perfectly natural; besides, I know him to be incapable of infamy.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Point me to one who will dare do it and I will show you one who will dare the infamy of posterity.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Thank God, it was high time that I stopped condescending to promiscuous intercourse with such infamy, such dung.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • By the time Hard Tack entered stud in 1932, his name burned in infamy.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Why had I not with charitable hand Took up a beggar’s issue at my gates, Who smirched thus, and mir’d with infamy, I might have said, ’No part of it is mine; This shame derives itself from unknown loins?’
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • But after the "day of infamy," newspaper maps of the Pacific and Asia were scrutinized at the kitchen tables of America.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • What I want to know from you, Comrade, is what happened to the zampolit aboard, and what security measures were taken by your office to prevent this infamy from taking place!
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
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