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  • Wait my coming, O most infamous Bandar-log!   (source)
    infamous = famous (for something bad)
  • That morning, Thomas finally met the infamous Frypan, if only from a distance.†   (source)
  • Harry held the paper up to the candlelight and read: BLACK STILL AT LARGE Sirius Black, possibly the most infamous prisoner ever to be held in Azkaban fortress, is still eluding capture, the Ministry of Magic confirmed today.†   (source)
  • The only problem that comes up is when you're too infamous to risk placing a public bet and possibly getting picked up by the police.†   (source)
  • I plugged one end into the battery and the other into the infamous sample drill, then walked off with the drill to find solid ground.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • D. B. Cooper, the infamous thief who leapt from an airplane with a suitcase of money, remains on the lam, decades after his escape.†   (source)
  • If CERN was Illuminati headquarters, was CERN where the Illuminati kept their infamous Illuminati Diamond?†   (source)
  • Peter Houghton had become infamous, and as a result of that, Alex would now have her fifteen minutes of fame.†   (source)
  • So this is the infamous window, huh?†   (source)
  • Need I remind you that this was the age of the R-strain syphilis and also of the infamous AIDS epidemic, which, once they spread to the population at large, eliminated many young sexually active people from the reproductive pool?†   (source)
  • Some had been in labor camps, some in concentration camps, some even in the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.†   (source)
  • "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. "What?"†   (source)
  • "The infamous Mr. Klaus," said William Spiver.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • So I prop my feet on the infamous ottoman, and I tread delicately over the kitchen floor where I bled.†   (source)
  • If so, then Colonel Fedmahn Kassad, the so-called Butcher of South Bressia, was probably no longer either infamous or famous.†   (source)
  • And they did so on the same campus—and at the very same time—that state officials were conducting the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies.†   (source)
  • The only thing I could think was that he remembered our infamous ride into the woods and over the creek bank and was hoping for a repeat.†   (source)
  • His works, culminating in the overwrought and infamous, if not always successful, Lady Chatterley's Lover, opened the way for more sexual directness.†   (source)
  • ...RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT A MOST HORRID PLOT WAS ON FOOT BY THE VILE TORY'S OF THIS PLACE ...TO ASSASSINATE ... HIS EXCELLENCY, AND THE OTHER GENERAL OFFICERS-BLOW UP THE [GUNPOWDER] MAGAZINE, SPIKE THE CANNON, ETC...HOPE THEY WILL RECEIVE THE PUNISHMENT DUE SUCH INFAMOUS WRETCHES.†   (source)
  • So these were where the infamous interrogations took place.†   (source)
  • Others were condemned to squalid holes in the infamous areas of Gesia, Smocza and Zamenhof Streets, which had been occupied by the Jewish proletariat from time immemorial.†   (source)
  • Dead ahead of me but out of view was the infamous bridge where the insurgents had desecrated the bodies of the Blackwater contractors half a year earlier.†   (source)
  • With my uncle, the infamous Macon Raven-wood, who thinks school is a waste of time and the good citizens of Gatlin are to be avoided at all costs?†   (source)
  • With help from people like Aidid, even before he became an infamous warlord, most of the money went into the pockets of Italy's government officials and their cronies like Marocchino.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • By the end of that infamous week, half the men in all this world were pledged to a single war, Nathan included.†   (source)
  • The city's stern Protestant upper class saw him as a civic satyr whose tolerance of prostitution, gambling and alcohol had allowed the city's vice districts, most notably the Levee—home of the infamous bartender and robber Mickey Finn—to swell to new heights of depravity.†   (source)
  • Taking a step back, Dan imagined the infamous Brookline warden sitting at this desk, adjusting his spectacles and poring over research or composing a letter, maybe even this letter, the one stained with spilled black ink.†   (source)
  • Of the twenty, three were the infamous Red Razberry Zingers spots.†   (source)
  • One of the most infamous incidents in New York City history, for example, was the 1964 stabbing death of a young Queens woman by the name of Kitty Genovese.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From there they were hauled out to inhabit the dreams of his descendants, until they were mistakenly burned half a century later on an infamous pyre.†   (source)
  • She had new reasons for being grateful to Florentino Ariza, because in response to the infamous stories, he had written Justice an exemplary letter concerning the ethical responsibilities of the press and respect for other people's honor.†   (source)
  • Everyone's dying to know: how was this infamous kiss?†   (source)
  • Naturally, my father would have felt this loss keenly; but to make matters worse the usual comfort a father has in these situations — that is, the notion that his son gave his life gloriously for king and country — was sullied by the fact that my brother had perished in a particularly infamous manoeuvre.†   (source)
  • Ahead of us, the blonde'who I had now figured out was the infamous, blueberry Pop-Tart-eating Heather'was crossing to a locker, dropping her bag at her feet.†   (source)
  • There the text went off on a tangent about how Bram Stoker had actually been Imprinted by a vamp High Priestess, but that he had not understood her commitment to Nyx had to come before their tie, and in a fit of jealous anger had betrayed her by exaggerating the negative aspects of an Imprint in his infamous book, Dracula.†   (source)
  • Bobby Carl Leach, the town's most infamous shyster, owned a table next to the fireplace and was often seen there with politicians and bankers.†   (source)
  • Painting a picture that justifies her opinion of him-an underdog cursed with an ungrateful son upon whom he has showered love and concern, only to be infamously treated by that son in return.†   (source)
  • The most infamous King recording will take place on January 6, 1964, at Washington, D.C.'s Willard Hotel.†   (source)
  • I've seen better organization on India's infamous trains.†   (source)
  • The result of all this press attention was that Salander had become both famous and infamous to the entire Swedish population.†   (source)
  • Class 227 gathered around while Adam relayed a story that had been infamous at Lake Hamilton High, an embarrassing incident at a party that happened to a buddy and the buddy's girlfriend, both of whom drank too much and suffered food poisoning.†   (source)
  • Nick could see the pleasure of the kid brother who is invited into the action, given the privileged details of some infamous event.†   (source)
  • Mazen snorts, but mention of the infamous northern prison sends a chill across my skin.†   (source)
  • Max guessed it must be the infamous Mr. Cree mentioned in the advertising flyers.†   (source)
  • Dolorous Edd had filled his trencher almost to overflowing to allow Three-Finger Hobb's infamous three-meat stew to soften the stale bread.†   (source)
  • I thundered, knowing that Minot Air Force Base was located in the far region of North Dakota and was infamous for its extreme arctic-like winters.†   (source)
  • In 1983, when Farmer landed in Port-au-Prince, the airport was still named Francois Duvalier, in honor of the infamous Papa Doc, who had ruled the country, with liberal use of terror, from 1957 until his death in 1971.†   (source)
  • That my mother was mad and an infamous woman and that my little brother who died was born a cretin, an idiot, and that I am a mad girl too.†   (source)
  • Even the infamous General Grant, wrote Fitch, "was so good as to make us a present of a side of mutton."†   (source)
  • Kohistan was infamous for banditry and had never been more than nominally under control of Islamabad.†   (source)
  • The emaciated survivors were driven sixty-five miles on foot for three days in lacerating heat to a prison camp: the infamous Bataan Death March.†   (source)
  • He never became a genius, but Hodel did manage to become infamous: he was quite probably a serial killer.†   (source)
  • Especially when that person had seen the infamous scars.†   (source)
  • It was strange to see such an infamous face up close.†   (source)
  • He didn't tell me until I laid into him the week after the infamous Truth or Dare dinner.†   (source)
  • When the troopers had gone, the pale major made a leisurely inspection of the cluttered room, surveying the posters, stooping to examine a framed photograph of Pieter and Bibi Grotius posing with the infamous Jew Charlie Chaplin.†   (source)
  • He moved to Europe, the most accomplished white assassin in Asia, graduate of the infamous Medusa, challenging Carlos in his own yard.†   (source)
  • The rest is implicit: Don't you remember a certain infamous day?†   (source)
  • The thought of making her way to the infamous snake pit, all alone at midnight, didn't make her very happy.†   (source)
  • The infamous times you call the Dark Ages were an era of intelligence on strike, when men of ability went underground and lived undiscovered, studying in secret, and died, destroying the works of their mind, when only a few of the bravest of martyrs remained to keep the human race alive.†   (source)
  • I'd heard about the infamous electric "third rail" that powered the trains.†   (source)
  • Vendors were hawking engravings of Nathaniel Jocelyn's portrait of Joseph Cinque, as well as lithographs and sketches of the Africans and the infamous slave-ship.†   (source)
  • So, even before they left Africa in the infamous slave ships, they were speaking a version of English that was all their own.†   (source)
  • Their top executives are infamous self-aggrandizers, think of themselves as some kind of business royalty, but they are no better than us.†   (source)
  • C'mon down for a drink or three in the infamous Bull Durham Room.†   (source)
  • His conduct after the war is notable for two episodes: he becomes the Southern officer most involved in trying to prove that Longstreet was responsible for the loss at Gettysburg, and he becomes the central figure in the infamous Louisiana lottery, which cost thousands of Southerners thousands of dollars.†   (source)
  • Sarah was infamous.†   (source)
  • Inside the classroom, I take my seat, feeling infamous and invincible and twitchy and strangely exhilarated, as if I just escaped, well, death.†   (source)
  • The bar-and-grill was a no-reservations establishment, infamous for the size of its portions and the length of its lines.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Whether thou sleep, with heavy vapours full, Sodden with day, or, new apparelled, stand In gold-laced veils of evening beautiful, I love thee, infamous city!†   (source)
  • They were the first people I had met from an infamous California college.†   (source)
  • BOTARD: It's all an infamous plot!†   (source)
  • A Republican convention in Chicago had resolved "That any Senator elected by the votes of Union Republicans, who at this time blenches and betrays, is infamous and should be dishonored and execrated while this free government endures."†   (source)
  • She used FDR's infamous attempt to pack the Supreme Court as an example.
  • "Indeed," said Bram, "grave robbing has long been practiced by various professions—physicians, artists, and, most infamously, necromancers.†   (source)
  • But it is perennially short of money, and like most parts of the United Nations it is infamously, inevitably, tangled in bureaucracy.†   (source)
  • With a group of California scientists who dubbed themselves the "Traitorous Eight," after defecting from the laboratory of infamously tempestuous Nobel laureate William Shockley, he had invented a type of integrated circuit that paved the way for the silicon chip.†   (source)
  • This, of course, was the infamous address of Finsterwald.†   (source)
  • Utgard-Loki and his people are infamous for their powers of illusion.†   (source)
  • He's infamous in Nidavellir—even craftier and greedier than Eitri Junior!†   (source)
  • This was the infamous Khumbu Icefall, the most technically demanding section on the entire route.†   (source)
  • The infamous praetor had died in the 1980s.†   (source)
  • Singers come and go, they are infamous for it.†   (source)
  • In his youth he had been an outlaw, a member of the infamous Kingswood Brotherhood.†   (source)
  • We stand uncertainly under the glare of Spence's infamous brass snake chandelier.†   (source)
  • Even if I survived, I'm marked by that infamous branch of the government.†   (source)
  • "Speaking of which, I'd really like to read the infamous report," said Holmberg.†   (source)
  • We shot up the crystal coffin as well as the body of the infamous unbeliever!†   (source)
  • Alec let out one of his infamous grunts.†   (source)
  • I let him wrap me in one of his infamous bear hugs.†   (source)
  • "It is glory to have broken such infamous orders," Adams wrote in his diary.†   (source)
  • 'Delta' was infamous and too many knew he was Webb.†   (source)
  • The man's infamous, and not just for poisoning his sword.†   (source)
  • Three hostages were sons of Alfyn Crowkiller, an infamous raider slain by Qhorin Halfhand.†   (source)
  • 'Infamous daughter of an infamous mother,' he said to me.†   (source)
  • Where is that lusty humor of yours, my infamous old friend?†   (source)
  • Let me start at the beginning: There was an infamous murder of a young couple here a while back.†   (source)
  • So I have the distinct honor to meet the infamous Jason Bourne.†   (source)
  • Infamous I say, for so they will be to all posterity.†   (source)
  • "Infamous," murmurs Verringer.†   (source)
  • Late in the day on their summit push, the two Americans climbed a stratum of steep, crumbly rock-the infamous Yellow Band.†   (source)
  • The infamous interrogation technique of water boarding was highly effective because the victim truly believed he was drowning.†   (source)
  • I'm standing behind Will at this point, so I take the opportunity to reciprocate one of her infamous glares.†   (source)
  • Pennsylvania, where United Flight 93 had crashed into an empty field on that infamous morning two years earlier amid a passenger uprising.†   (source)
  • The infamous "Devil's Advocate" was the authority when it came to scandalous information inside the Vatican.†   (source)
  • Only we were in a meadow, in the middle of Ravenwood, the most infamous and feared plantation in Gatlin County.†   (source)
  • Nelson-Rees had been in the audience when Gartler presented his infamous research, and he was one of the few scientists who believed it.†   (source)
  • There was, too, a negative inducement: childless or infertile or older women who were not married could take service in the Aunts and thereby escape redundancy, and consequent shipment to the infamous Colonies, which were composed of portable populations used mainly as expendable toxic-cleanup squads, though if lucky you could be assigned to less hazardous tasks, such as cotton picking and fruit harvesting.†   (source)
  • They were part of the same crowd who knocked down the North and South towers in the Big Apple on the infamous Tuesday morning in 2001.†   (source)
  • Forty-eight hours later, on April 17, U.S. forces captured Saddam's half brother the infamous Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti.†   (source)
  • He lived in a run-down old house, on Gatlin's oldest and most infamous plantation, and I don't think anyone in town had seen him since before I was born, maybe longer.†   (source)
  • Perhaps his occurred when he was a novice ice most infamous tumble, though, ence, Fischer had decided to attempt the climber: despite his inexperi all' coveted first ascent of a difficult frozen cascade called Bridal Veil Falls, in Utah's Provo Canyon.†   (source)
  • The infamous new girl in town.†   (source)
  • We somehow had to get out into those infamous mountain passes and put a stop to this clandestine infiltration of faceless tribal warriors making their way across the border, doggedly, silently, prepared to fight at the drop of a turban.†   (source)
  • Vice is not infamous.†   (source)
  • At the decisive Battle of Five Forks, General Phil Sheridan and 45,000 men capture a pivotal crossing, cutting off the main road to North Carolina, handing General George Pickett his second disastrous loss of the war—the first coming at Gettysburg, and the infamous ill-fated charge that bears his name.†   (source)
  • Greeks are infamous for their tricks!†   (source)
  • Lissa's sweet tooth was infamous: she was the only person I knew who could discern between Raisinets and chocolate-covered raisins.†   (source)
  • His Silence, with its black sails and dark red hull, was infamous in every port from Ibben to Asshai, it was said.†   (source)
  • The infamous Shay Bourne.†   (source)
  • When you're infamous and invincible, it's hard to picture being anything but awake, but I make myself concentrate because this is important—it's life or death.†   (source)
  • The site of Rome's most infamous disaster, an entire city swallowed by the earth ...After Reyna's nightmares, that hit a little too close to home.†   (source)
  • During his last semester as a law student, a professor of criminal procedure organized his annual field trip to the state's infamous penitentiary.†   (source)
  • He was the infamous Moonman 157, nearly twenty years ago, and he told the nuns how he'd marked subway cars all over the city, his signature running on every line, and Edgar believed this was where he'd started having sex with men, in his teens, in the tunnels.†   (source)
  • The kingdom's champion had not only won in impressive fashion, but it was rumored that Myrmidon had been none other than Max McDaniels, the infamous Hound of Rowan.†   (source)
  • My tone tells him to change the subject, and he moves on to infamous elections in the distant and not-so-distant past.†   (source)
  • Smuggled out by certain friendly spirits, they miraculously escaped the infamous pyre in which so many other family papers perished.†   (source)
  • The assassin has become infamous since Friday, particularly after telling a crowd of reporters, "I'm just a patsy."†   (source)
  • I've read no more than a few pages when I notice that I am only an arm's length away from the infamous column.†   (source)
  • Shavers pungently characterized the Teknologik executives: infamous self-aggrandizers, think of themselves as some kind of business royalty, but they are no better than us.†   (source)
  • The infamous Medusa was made up of human refuse, men who would kill their brothers in the field if it could save their own lives.†   (source)
  • "The Hessians are more infamous and cruel than any," wrote Ambrose Serle, after hearing reports of British plundering.†   (source)
  • The man looked into the audience, stroking his chin, body set in a hipster slouch, and he wore a charcoal suit, continental cut, with natural shoulders and half lapels, and a dark slim knit tie, and that New York Levantine look—yes, this was the infamous sick comic, Lenny Bruce, and they waited for him to tell them how they felt.†   (source)
  • Webb was a runner, a ferocious runner, for reasons that went back in time and tortured memories past Jason Bourne to the infamous Medusa.†   (source)
  • If they weren't strictly employees of Teknologik, they had some measure of federal power behind them, but they hadn't shouted FBI or DEA or ATF when they had burst out of the night, so they were probably operatives with a clandestine agency paid for out of those many billions of dollars that the government dispensed off the accounting books, from the infamous Black Budget.†   (source)
  • The book was not the success he had hoped for, and boxes filled with copies wound up in the basement, where Alba used them as bricks to build her trenches, until the day years later when they were used to fuel an infamous bonfire.†   (source)
  • IT WAS my morning to take care of our breakfast, and I democratically decided on Kate's favorite sticky buns to top off my infamous Monterey Jack cheese and sautéed onion omelet.†   (source)
  • Jake's world had been rattled the day before when he heard the news that Lettie had hired Booker Sistrunk, an infamous bomb thrower whose entry into this case would greatly complicate matters.†   (source)
  • When he was young, His Grace rode brilliantly in a tourney at Storm's End, defeating Lord Steffon Baratheon, Lord Jason Mallister, the Red Viper of Dome, and a mystery knight who proved to be the infamous Simon Toyne, chief of the kingswood outlaws.†   (source)
  • As it was, the fire raged up the west side, destroying nearly everything between Broadway and the Hudson, including the infamous Holy Ground, to as far as the open field at King's College.†   (source)
  • The infamous killer, Jason Bourne, second only to Carlos the Jackal in the assassin for-hire market, has claimed responsibility for the explosion that took the lives of General James Teagarten and his companions.†   (source)
  • Still, the infamous Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 must be seen in the context of the time, and the context was tumult and fear.†   (source)
  • 'Tis an infamous business.†   (source)
  • The books from Jaime's den were piled in the courtyard, doused with gasoline, and set on fire in an infamous pyre that was fed with the magic books from the enchanted trunks of GreatUncle Marcos, the remaining copies of Nicolas's esoteric treatise, the leather-bound set of the complete works of Marx, and even Trueba's opera scores, producing a scandalous bonfire that filled the neighborhood with smoke and that, in normal times, would have brought fire trucks from every direction.†   (source)
  • Yet interrogation specialists talk in dark corners, as often to relieve frustration as to impress a listener, and he had heard about a recalcitrant, unmanageable patient, an amnesiac they called "Davey" and sometimes just a short, sharp, hostile "Webb," formerly a member of Saigon's infamous Medusa, and a man they suspected of feigning his loss of memory.†   (source)
  • Nor did he feel obliged "to suffer my character to lie under infamous calumnies because the author of them with a pistol bullet in his spinal marrow, died a penitent."†   (source)
  • "Fellows's and Parsons's whole brigade[s] ran away from about fifty men," Greene reported to a friend, "and left his Excellency on the ground within eighty yards of the enemy, so vexed at the infamous conduct of the troops that he sought death rather than life."†   (source)
  • It would be unjust, infamously unjust to her.†   (source)
  • They will not have much cause of triumph when they see how infamously I act.†   (source)
  • The conduct is infamously violent!†   (source)
  • He had known many disagreeable fathers before, and often been struck with the inconveniences they occasioned, but never, in the whole course of his life, had he seen one of that class so unintelligibly moral, so infamously tyrannical as Sir Thomas.†   (source)
  • Fred, whose hopes had been raised when George had been disinherited, thought himself infamously swindled by the old merchant, and for some time made as if he would break off the match altogether.†   (source)
  • I felt that she was infinitely dearer to me than any other woman in the world, and that I was using her infamously.†   (source)
  • It is infamous.†   (source)
  • And on top of it all, he had the consummate gall to stand here in the road and insult her with his infamous proposals.†   (source)
  • Let suicide be as stupid, cowardly, shabby as you please, call it an infamous and ignominious escape; still, any escape, even the most ignominious, from this treadmill of suffering was the only thing to wish for.†   (source)
  • There was the house of the famous—somehow infamous—Mrs Biddulph Martin, the rich American, whose garden wall bulged out.†   (source)
  • I have sent a cable describing the wickedness of that infamous organization of Trotskyite murderers and their fascist machinations all beneath contempt but, between us, it is not very serious, the P.O.U.M. Nin was their only man.†   (source)
  • And I just thought I'd tell you that if my infamous conduct was too much for you to bear, I'll let you have a divorce.†   (source)
  • The world had looked upon him as infamous.†   (source)
  • "Who lodges this infamous charge?" he asked, pulling himself together.†   (source)
  • Murrell in his day was known to deserve his infamous name.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, there was no doubt of one thing; they kept an infamous bad watch.†   (source)
  • Henry, long pardoned by his wife, was still too infamous to be greeted by his sister-in-law.†   (source)
  • For he had shot Oldring's infamous lieutenant, whose face had never been seen.†   (source)
  • You infamous creature, how dare you accuse me of such a thing?†   (source)
  • She had been made to ride at the head of infamous forays and drives.†   (source)
  • "They were both infamous," she finally said.†   (source)
  • "You are infamous, absolutely infamous!" he muttered.†   (source)
  • For he did not shout, but said softly with a kind of panting half-laugh, "Infamous?†   (source)
  • Suddenly he lifted his head and shot out an infamous word.†   (source)
  • It is infamous, what you propose—infamous!†   (source)
  • It was some foul parody, some infamous, ignoble satire.†   (source)
  • But I'm nothing—only a rustler's girl—nameless—infamous.†   (source)
  • Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.†   (source)
  • He would think that the sacred place had become infamous, and would flee.†   (source)
  • The infamous dog has got every vice except hypocrisy, and that belongs to his brother.†   (source)
  • If I ever could reproach her with her infamous condition, I would go anywhere to do so.†   (source)
  • But that sort of thing is infamous," he added; "it makes me feel savage to hear of it."†   (source)
  • VALENTINE
    Thou pimp most infamous, be still!†   (source)
  • I am no stranger to the particulars of your youngest sister's infamous elopement.†   (source)
  • Yes, if you will not consent to retract that infamous calumny.†   (source)
  • I know it was then he wrote this vile, infamous paper, but I thought the thing was invalid.†   (source)
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