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He was a notorious drug dealer.
  well known for something bad
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notorious notoriously notoriety
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  • He was a notorious drug dealer.
  • He is notorious for flagrant fouls and losing his temper.
  • The city is notorious for corruption.
  • ...Neville’s memory was notoriously poor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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  • The man was notoriously corrupt, and most unfit for his position.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • a beautiful but notoriously unscrupulous woman who lived up to her dishonorable reputation.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I feverishly tried to get the local police to find and arrest a notoriously vicious gangster named Blackie,
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • A notorious robber band once lived there.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • ...he wanted Pakistan to be renowned for a sizzling economy, not notorious for barbaric rapes.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The men were jailed in one of Central Africa’s most notorious prisons:
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • The facility was notoriously expensive,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Secluded five miles up a rutted dirt track, the played-out mine was a notorious party spot.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • The guys were notorious for holding back some of the money until the last minute.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • ...but his job lasted only as long as his notoriety:
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Nwayieke lived four compounds away, and she was notorious for her late cooking.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Some cities allowed exotic operations-for new pretties only-but the authorities here were notoriously conservative.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Though the Japanese press covered the European theater accurately, it was notorious for distorting the news of the Pacific war, sometimes absurdly.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Yet he had picked up gossip enough to have it occur to him that the loud-voiced man upon the bench might be the notorious Justice Callahan,
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • These religious policies earned universal notoriety as the Taliban strived to restore the Middle Ages in a nation longing to join the twenty-first century.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • ’Tis a notorious villain.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Was it possible that this stolidly respectable person was of the same blood as one of the most notorious criminals in the country?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The researchers chose black subjects because they, like many whites at the time, believed black people were "a notoriously syphilis-soaked race."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • One of the suspects called a notorious drug dealer to offer him a chance to buy some stolen watches.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Gatsby’s notoriety, spread about by the hundreds who had accepted his hospitality and so become authorities on his past, had increased all summer until he fell just short of being news.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • It’s one of Mobutu’s most notorious dungeons, and we’re all aware Anatole could end up there, any day.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • At heart and by descent an Aristocrat, an enemy of the Republic, a notorious oppressor of the People.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Anyway, it usually disintegrates monsters on contact, but big powerful ones have notoriously tough hides.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • But who would suspect that the giant armadillo was a notorious cage-breaker?
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Since the UMWA was notorious for lacking strike funds, a lot of families were facing a potentially desperate situation.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • With the cautious tenderness of one who strokes a notoriously vicious animal, he patted the Savage’s arm.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Notorious Hotel Sold Following Murder of Underworld Figure.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Rapid motion through space elates one; so does notoriety; so does the possession of money.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Recon was a notoriously dangerous posting with a high fatality rate,
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • so much did this provoke me, that I let fly, and killed three of the malefactors; and afterwards served them as they do notorious thieves in England, hung them up in chains as a terror to others.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • In the middle stood the notorious Dr. Mengele...
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • he’s notorious for saying no to everything.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • who ... was notoriously selfish and cruel,
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Lejkin, notorious for his industry in hunting people down and...
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • He smiled slightly, with a touch of the disdain for which he was rapidly becoming notorious.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • But this is the word of the most notoriously faithless of all the gods.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Here was a gorgeous triumph; they were missed; they were mourned... the departed were the talk of the whole town, and the envy of all the boys, as far as this dazzling notoriety was concerned.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • She’s notoriously evil.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • you notorious villain!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • For many years now she had come to the Hotel Cote d’Azur, and, apart from bridge, her one pastime which was notorious by now in Monte Carlo, was to claim visitors of distinction as her friends had she but seen them once at the other end of the post-office.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • For his part, Albus had arrived at Hogwarts under the burden of unwanted notoriety. Scarcely a year previously, his father, Percival, had been convicted of a savage and well-publicized attack upon three young Muggles. 
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I have told this story before, most notoriously before the White Commission, which received it with incredulity.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Madam, you have done me wrong, Notorious wrong.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • It also mentioned that Mary had been in the "company of Erlone until early Sunday morning at a notorious South Side cafe in the Black Belt."
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • That’s what he wants-publicity-notoriety.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He failed all of P.E.’s notoriously easy quizzes, but he could copy any signature perfectly on the first try.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
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