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  • Fame or infamy, either one is preferable to being forgotten when you have passed from this realm.†   (source)
  • This inlet will go down in infamy as the Bay of Pigs.†   (source)
  • If the gods were good, Lannister's severed head was halfway back to King's Landing by now, but more like the dwarf was hale and whole and somewhere close, stinking drunk and plotting some new infamy.†   (source)
  • With each defeat of a larger, better equipped force that arrived in Waziristan, the region's infamy grew.†   (source)
  • But after the "day of infamy," newspaper maps of the Pacific and Asia were scrutinized at the kitchen tables of America.†   (source)
  • Recalling what he had read and heard, Adams hadearlier written to a friend, "The Indians are known to conduct their wars so entirely without faith and humanity that it would bring eternal infamy on the Ministry throughout all Europe if they should excite those savages to war...To let loose these blood hounds to scalp men and to butcher women and children is horrid."†   (source)
  • By the time Hard Tack entered stud in 1932, his name burned in infamy.†   (source)
  • Could one conceive of an infamy lower than to equate virtue with pain, to make virtue, not vice, the source and motive power of suffering?†   (source)
  • A court of impeachments has the awful discretion to doom to honor or infamy the most trusted and distinguished people of the community.†   (source)
  • And I do not live in broad infamy, nor hide from righteous pursuers or seekers of the truth.†   (source)
  • 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 ...†   (source)
  • The toll of innocent lives taken on this new and darker day of infamy cannot as yet even be estimated.†   (source)
  • Point me to one who will dare do it and I will show you one who will dare the infamy of posterity.†   (source)
  • "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!"   (source)
    infamy = extremely bad act
  • But there stood one in the midst of you, at whose brand of sin and infamy ye have not shuddered!   (source)
    infamy = fame for something bad
  • Infamy was babbling around her in the public market-place.   (source)
  • And over her grave, the infamy that she must carry thither would be her only monument.   (source)
  • Would you bring infamy on your sacred profession?   (source)
  • Then, also, the blameless purity of her life during all these years in which she had been set apart to infamy was reckoned largely in her favour.   (source)
  • "Hester," said he, "I ask not wherefore, nor how thou hast fallen into the pit, or say, rather, thou hast ascended to the pedestal of infamy on which I found thee."   (source)
  • On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.   (source)
  • Perhaps there was a more real torture in her first unattended footsteps from the threshold of the prison than even in the procession and spectacle that have been described, where she was made the common infamy, at which all mankind was summoned to point its finger.   (source)
    infamy = well-known for something bad
  • Such an interview, perhaps, would have been more terrible than even to meet him as she now did, with the hot mid-day sun burning down upon her face, and lighting up its shame; with the scarlet token of infamy on her breast; with the sin-born infant in her arms; with a whole people, drawn forth as to a festival, staring at the features that should have been seen only in the quiet gleam of the fireside, in the happy shadow of a home, or beneath a matronly veil at church.   (source)
    infamy = public knowledge of having done something bad
  • Your Grace, he speaks his infamy to your face!†   (source)
  • This ...oh, infamy ...he dared seduce the queen?†   (source)
  • He expects no reward for killing Lincoln, though infamy would be nice.†   (source)
  • The world will know of my claim, and of Cersei's infamy.†   (source)
  • And no matter how many times my good father forgave me, I have persisted in my infamy.†   (source)
  • By the time she learned the truth it was too late to accuse him of infamy because her husband was already dead.†   (source)
  • They bombed on a Sunday, we went to school on Monday and they piped in President Roosevelt's 'Date of Infamy' speech.†   (source)
  • What if the euphoric triumph of shooting Lincoln is followed by the devastating letdown of anonymity—that is, until he reaches some safe refuge where he can shout his accomplishment to the world and then parlay his infamy into some even greater glory.†   (source)
  • Wealthy knights from Houses old in honor did not cross the narrow sea to sell their swords, unless exiled for some infamy.†   (source)
  • That which you do not know, is not a moral charge against you; but that which you refuse to know, is an account of infamy growing in your soul.†   (source)
  • A bunch of the guys were all in somebody's den, listening to a football game on a big Halson radio, when the voice of President Roosevelt interrupted and started talking about a date that would live in infamy.†   (source)
  • It stands-as the money of a free country-for achievement, for success, for ability, for man's creative power-and, precisely for these reasons, it is used as a brand of infamy.†   (source)
  • Then I wouldn't know what to say," he answered-and felt a rush of blood to his brain, tight as a slap, realizing suddenly the double infamy of a lie uttered in protestation of honesty; he had said it sincerely, but it implied a boast to which he had no right any longer.†   (source)
  • As it happened, this flag—which at ninety-six by fifty-six inches was a good deal larger than the one now planted on the mountain—had been found in a salvage yard at Pearl Harbor, rescued from a sinking ship on that date which will live in infamy.†   (source)
  • If he fears that his judgment is inadequate, he will not be given a gun to improve it, If he chooses to correct his errors in time, he will have the unobstructed example of his betters, for guidance in learning to think; but an end will be put to the infamy of paying with one life for the errors of another.†   (source)
  • The following day, most of those same listeners, including hundreds of thousands of children, tuned in again to hear President Franklin Roosevelt intone the six-and-a-half-minute speech whose key phrases would resound in American folklore: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan...With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God!†   (source)
  • "Infamy!" cried the Philadelphia Press.†   (source)
  • The Philadelphia Press said that in Ross "littleness" had "simply borne its legitimate fruit," and that he and his fellow recalcitrant Republicans had "plunged from a precipice of fame into the groveling depths of infamy and death."†   (source)
  • The New York Tribune considered it "unequal to the occasion and unworthy of its author"; the New York Evening Post spoke in terms of a "traitorous retreat ....a man who deserted the cause which helately defended"; and the Abolitionist press called it "the scarlet infamy of Daniel Webster...An indescribably base and wicked speech."†   (source)
  • This moment of reconciliation, when we meet together united, this evening moment, with its wine and shaking leaves, and youth coming up from the river in white flannels, carrying cushions, is to me black with the shadows of dungeons and the tortures and infamies practised by man upon man.†   (source)
  • And she had suffered—so cruelly she had suffered, such agonies, such infamies—ah, God, the memory of them was not to be borne.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • "Of course," he muttered to himself a minute later with a feeling of self-abasement, "of course, all these infamies can never be wiped out or smoothed over...and so it's useless even to think of it, and I must go to them in silence and do my duty...in silence, too...and not ask forgiveness, and say nothing...for all is lost now!"†   (source)
  • And you come here to commit infamies!†   (source)
  • Fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, men, women, daughters, adhere and become incorporated, almost like a mineral formation, in that dusky promiscuousness of sexes, relationships, ages, infamies, and innocences.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was an infamy that he did not.†   (source)
  • This crowned him with infamy.†   (source)
  • And just fancy, this infamy pleased them, all of them, nearly.†   (source)
  • The man's manner is perfectly natural; besides, I know him to be incapable of infamy.†   (source)
  • and yet doomed to die, and with infamy and agony.†   (source)
  • "And did you not remonstrate against such infamy?" asked the abbe; "if not, you were an accomplice."†   (source)
  • Oh, what have I done to deserve this infamy!†   (source)
  • what an infamy!" she said to herself, as she fled with nervous steps beneath the aspens of the path.†   (source)
  • Do you understand why this infamy must be and is permitted?†   (source)
  • Whatever he might afterwards persuade her to, it was not on her side a scheme of infamy.†   (source)
  • Moreover, with such a degree of deformity, is infamy a thing that can be felt?†   (source)
  • To the uttermost regions of the globe have not the indignant winds bruited its unparalleled infamy?†   (source)
  • "And therein consisted the infamy," replied Milady.†   (source)
  • She must live that my infamy may diminish hers.†   (source)
  • Paris,—let us confess it—willingly allows infamy to furnish it with comedy.†   (source)
  • he would enter into sanctity only in the eyes of God when he returned to infamy in the eyes of men.†   (source)
  • Then note the infamy of Brutus, Marcel, Arnould von Blankenheim, Coligny, Hedgerow war?†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Venters watched the immovable white face, and as he watched, hour by hour waiting for death, the infamy of her passed from his mind.†   (source)
  • Thank God, it was high time that I stopped condescending to promiscuous intercourse with such infamy, such dung.†   (source)
  • Or, where that was not possible, the perpetrator of the infamy having decamped, it was his general and self-consciously sanctioned practice to have nothing at all to do with the matter.†   (source)
  • Into the details of the infamy at which I thus 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.†   (source)
  • What a subtle infamy upon her.†   (source)
  • Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy.†   (source)
  • His meeting with Adrian Singleton had strangely moved him, and he wondered if the ruin of that young life was really to be laid at his door, as Basil Hallward had said to him with such infamy of insult.†   (source)
  • If I place a pardon in your hand—make you a free, honest citizen once more, clear your name of infamy, make your mother, your sister proud of you—will you swear yourself to a service, ANY service I demand of you?†   (source)
  • Let them come and take the money, and he would know then to what depths of infamy it was possible for men to descend.†   (source)
  • He could never become a happy man, he could never shake utterly those haunting phantoms that had once been his despair and madness; but he had assumed a task impossible for any man save one like him, he had felt the meaning of it grow strangely and wonderfully, and through that flourished up consciousness of how passionately he now clung to this thing which would blot out his former infamy.†   (source)
  • And when he wanted to know whether it was rather beneath the apparent character of M. de Charlus, or of M. des Laumes, or of M. d'Orsan that he must place the untravelled region in which this ignoble action might have had its birth; as none of these men had ever, in conversation with Swann, suggested that he approved of anonymous letters, and as everything that they had ever said to him implied that they strongly disapproved, he saw no further reason for associating this infamy with the character of any one of them more than with the rest.†   (source)
  • But, just as the virtues which he had still attributed, an hour or so earlier, to the Verdurins, would not have sufficed, even although the Verdurins had actually possessed them, if they had not also favoured and protected his love, to excite Swann to that state of intoxication in which he waxed tender over their magnanimity, an intoxication which, even when disseminated through the medium of other persons, could have come to him from Odette alone;—so the immorality (had it really existed) which he now found in the Verdurins would have been powerless, if they had not invited Odette with Forcheville and without him, to unstop the vials of his wrath and to make him scarify their 'infamy.'†   (source)
  • In a word, this anonymous letter proved that he himself knew a human being capable of the most infamous conduct, but he could see no reason why that infamy should lurk in the depths—which no strange eye might explore—of the warm heart rather than the cold, the artist's rather than the business-man's, the noble's rather than the flunkey's.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The treachery of a vassal was branded with extraordinary severity by public opinion, and a name of peculiar infamy was invented for the offence which was called "felony."†   (source)
  • yet other taxes—upon this free and independent pauper, but none upon his lord the baron or the bishop, none upon the wasteful nobility or the all-devouring Church; if the baron would sleep unvexed, the freeman must sit up all night after his day's work and whip the ponds to keep the frogs quiet; if the freeman's daughter—but no, that last infamy of monarchical government is unprintable; and finally, if the freeman, grown desperate with his tortures, found his life unendurable under such conditions, and sacrificed it and fled to death for mercy and refuge, the gentle Church condemned him to eternal fire, the gentle law buried him at midnight at the cross-roads with a stake through hi†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • '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—' 'What?' cried Monks.†   (source)
  • The degrees in infamy are as numerous and as scrupulously observed as the degrees in the peerage: the moralist's notion that there are depths at which the moral atmosphere ceases is as delusive as the rich man's notion that there are no social jealousies or snobberies among the very poor.†   (source)
  • At other times the reality became an infamy again and the unchangeable an imposture, and he gave himself up to his angry restlessness till he was weary.†   (source)
  • Some passing thought of the infamy and disgrace for which it had been reserved, may have struck the prisoner's mind.†   (source)
  • It is more easy for them to admit slavery, than to allow several millions of citizens to exist under a load of eternal infamy and hereditary wretchedness.†   (source)
  • To leave this life of infamy.†   (source)
  • 'Approach me again, you — you — you HEEP of infamy,' gasped Mr. Micawber, 'and if your head is human, I'll break it.†   (source)
  • I will denounce this place of infamy.†   (source)
  • Lady Bertram did not think deeply, but, guided by Sir Thomas, she thought justly on all important points; and she saw, therefore, in all its enormity, what had happened, and neither endeavoured herself, nor required Fanny to advise her, to think little of guilt and infamy.†   (source)
  • All that infamy had obviously only touched her mechanically, not one drop of real depravity had penetrated to her heart; he saw that.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Infamy!†   (source)
  • That, he had been the prisoner's friend, but, at once in an auspicious and an evil hour detecting his infamy, had resolved to immolate the traitor he could no longer cherish in his bosom, on the sacred altar of his country.†   (source)
  • Be that as it may, she saw him go with regret; and in this early example of what Lydia's infamy must produce, found additional anguish as she reflected on that wretched business.†   (source)
  • —The God of Abraham's promise hath opened an escape to his daughter—even from this abyss of infamy!†   (source)
  • Elizabeth, particularly, who knew that her mother owed to the latter the preservation of her favorite daughter from irremediable infamy, was hurt and distressed to a most painful degree by a distinction so ill applied.†   (source)
  • An Englishman visited Toulon, who had vowed to rescue two men from infamy, and his choice fell on you and your companion.†   (source)
  • Reflect: promise to be silent, and riches, consideration, even honor, shall surround you; threaten to speak, and I will condemn you to infamy.'†   (source)
  • "This is no fair chance you put on me, proud Prince," said the yeoman, "to compel me to peril myself against the best archers of Leicester And Staffordshire, under the penalty of infamy if they should overshoot me.†   (source)
  • "Do you hear, sister," he repeated after them, making a last effort, "I am not delirious; this marriage is—an infamy.†   (source)
  • —Take thy life, but with this condition, that in three days thou shalt leave England, and go to hide thine infamy in thy Norman castle, and that thou wilt never mention the name of John of Anjou as connected with thy felony.†   (source)
  • 'To interminable, ineffaceable infamy!'†   (source)
  • The present unhappy state of the family rendered any other excuse for the lowness of her spirits unnecessary; nothing, therefore, could be fairly conjectured from that, though Elizabeth, who was by this time tolerably well acquainted with her own feelings, was perfectly aware that, had she known nothing of Darcy, she could have borne the dread of Lydia's infamy somewhat better.†   (source)
  • Few have passed through this revolutionary period, in the midst of which we were born, without some stain of infamy or blood to soil the uniform of the soldier, or the gown of the magistrate.†   (source)
  • I mean that the wife of the first magistrate in the capital shall not, by her infamy, soil an unblemished name; that she shall not, with one blow, dishonor her husband and her child.†   (source)
  • "Only," replied Treville, "it is a sad thing that in the unfortunate times in which we live, the purest life, the most incontestable virtue, cannot exempt a man from infamy and persecution.†   (source)
  • Her glance quailed not, her cheek blanched not, for the fear of a fate so instant and so horrible; on the contrary, the thought that she had her fate at her command, and could escape at will from infamy to death, gave a yet deeper colour of carnation to her complexion, and a yet more brilliant fire to her eye.†   (source)
  • A man has carried off your mistress, a man has seduced your wife, a man has dishonored your daughter; he has rendered the whole life of one who had the right to expect from heaven that portion of happiness God his promised to every one of his creatures, an existence of misery and infamy; and you think you are avenged because you send a ball through the head, or pass a sword through the breast, of that man who has planted madness in your brain, and despair in your heart.†   (source)
  • "Yes," cried Milady, "but I shall lose that which is much dearer to me than life, I shall lose my honor, Felton; and it is you, you whom I make responsible, before God and before men, for my shame and my infamy."†   (source)
  • Do you chance to be so fortunate as to be ignorant of the meaning of those gloomy words: public prosecution, legal infamy, prison, the scaffold, the executioner, the death penalty?†   (source)
  • They had begun to feel anxious at the Naval Department, on account of the lack of news from that fatal frigate, The Medusa, which was destined to cover Chaumareix with infamy and Gericault with glory.†   (source)
  • At the moment when he reminded him of his infamy which deprived him of the right to take an oath, Chenildieu raised his head and looked the crowd in the face.†   (source)
  • a man who has been so greatly humbled as I have has neither any remonstrances to make to Providence, nor any advice to give to society; but, you see, the infamy from which I have tried to escape is an injurious thing; the galleys make the convict what he is; reflect upon that, if you please.†   (source)
  • Sometimes the red infamy upon her breast would give a sympathetic throb, as she passed near a venerable minister or magistrate, the model of piety and justice, to whom that age of antique reverence looked up, as to a mortal man in fellowship with angels.†   (source)
  • In addition to a hundred other proofs, to which we will not recur, four witnesses recognize him—Javert, the upright inspector of police; Javert, and three of his former companions in infamy, the convicts Brevet, Chenildieu, and Cochepaille.†   (source)
  • None; unless it avail him somewhat that he was broken down by long and exquisite suffering; that his mind was darkened and confused by the very remorse which harrowed it; that, between fleeing as an avowed criminal, and remaining as a hypocrite, conscience might find it hard to strike the balance; that it was human to avoid the peril of death and infamy, and the inscrutable machinations of an enemy; that, finally, to this poor pilgrim, on his dreary and desert path, faint, sick, miserable, there appeared a glimpse of human affection and sympathy, a new life, and a true one, in exchange for the heavy doom which he was now expiating.†   (source)
  • At length he told himself that it must be so, that his destiny was thus allotted, that he had not authority to alter the arrangements made on high, that, in any case, he must make his choice: virtue without and abomination within, or holiness within and infamy without.†   (source)
  • that it appeared that a certain Champmathieu had that ill luck, and that, as regards himself, being present in the galleys in the person of that Champmathieu, present in society under the name of M. Madeleine, he had nothing more to fear, provided that he did not prevent men from sealing over the head of that Champmathieu this stone of infamy which, like the stone of the sepulchre, falls once, never to rise again.†   (source)
  • That, in the first place, it is very rare for any one to die of hunger, literally; and next, that, fortunately or unfortunately, man is so constituted that he can suffer long and much, both morally and physically, without dying; that it is therefore necessary to have patience; that that would even have been better for those poor little children; that it had been an act of madness for him, a miserable, unfortunate wretch, to take society at large violently by the collar, and to imagine that one can escape from misery through theft; that that is in any case a poor door through which to escape from misery through which infamy enters; in short, that he was in the wrong.†   (source)
  • To be disgraced in the eye of the world, to wear the appearance of infamy while her heart is all purity, her actions all innocence, and the misconduct of another the true source of her debasement, is one of those circumstances which peculiarly belong to the heroine's life, and her fortitude under it what particularly dignifies her character.†   (source)
  • That is the infamy you'll pay for now!†   (source)
  • THE NYMPH: (With wide fingers) O, infamy!†   (source)
  • This vile hypocrite, bronzed with infamy, is the white bull mentioned in the Apocalypse.†   (source)
  • 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 thirty-four years between the day she married him and the day she buried him.†   (source)
  • Come on, you triple extract of infamy!†   (source)
  • TEIRESIAS I say thou livest with thy nearest kin In infamy, unwitting in thy shame.†   (source)
  • Lend me your horn to make one, and I will whip about your infamy circum circa.†   (source)
  • Well, the truth is, Sir John, you live in great infamy.†   (source)
  • Then never dream on infamy, but go.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He did not think the baseness of this offence lessened by the height of the injury committed; on the contrary, if to steal another's plate deserved death and infamy, it seemed to him difficult to assign a punishment adequate to the robbing a man of his whole fortune, and of his child into the bargain.†   (source)
  • Then, thankless for a life redeem'd by shame, With sense of honor stung, and forfeit fame, Fearful besides of what in fight had pass'd, His hands and haggard eyes to heav'n he cast; "O Jove!" he cried, "for what offense have Deserv'd to bear this endless infamy?†   (source)
  • he dragg'd forth The aged gentleman that had there lain bed-rid Three years and more, out of his innocent couch, Naked upon the floor, there left him; wounded His servant in the face: and, with this strumpet The stale to his forged practice, who was glad To be so active,—(I shall here desire Your fatherhoods to note but my collections, As most remarkable,—) thought at once to stop His father's ends; discredit his free choice In the old gentleman, redeem themselves, By laying infamy upon this man, To whom, with blushing, they should owe their lives.†   (source)
  • And on the edge of the broken chasm lay stretched out the infamy of Crete, that was conceived in the false cow.†   (source)
  • 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?'†   (source)
  • O, let her live, And I'll corrupt her manners, stain her beauty: Slander myself as false to Edward's bed; Throw over her the veil of infamy: So she may live unscarr'd of bleeding slaughter, I will confess she was not Edward's daughter.†   (source)
  • I told him the infamy of a public execution was certainly a greater pressure upon the spirits of a gentleman than any of the mortifications that he could meet with abroad could be; that he had at least in the other a chance for his life, whereas here he had none at all; that it was the easiest thing in the world for him to manage the captain of a ship, who were, generally speaking, men of good-humour and some gallantry; and a small matter of conduct, especially if there was any money to be had, would make way for him to buy himself off when he came to Virginia.†   (source)
  • For which, whereas his people therebefore
    Had lov'd him well, the sland'r of his diffame* *infamy
    Made them that they him hated therefore.†   (source)
  • Of the same metals they likewise make chains and fetters for their slaves, to some of which, as a badge of infamy, they hang an earring of gold, and make others wear a chain or a coronet of the same metal; and thus they take care by all possible means to render gold and silver of no esteem; and from hence it is that while other nations part with their gold and silver as unwillingly as if one tore out their bowels, those of Utopia would look on their giving in all they possess of those metals (when there were any use for them) but as the parting with a trifle, or as we would esteem the loss of a penny!†   (source)
  • 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: 25:10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.†   (source)
  • Regard to reputation has a less active influence, when the infamy of a bad action is to be divided among a number than when it is to fall singly upon one.†   (source)
  • I had the curiosity to inquire in a particular manner, by what methods great numbers had procured to themselves high titles of honour, and prodigious estates; and I confined my inquiry to a very modern period: however, without grating upon present times, because I would be sure to give no offence even to foreigners (for I hope the reader need not be told, that I do not in the least intend my own country, in what I say upon this occasion,) a great number of persons concerned were called up; and, upon a very slight examination, discovered such a scene of infamy, that I cannot reflect upon it without some seriousness.†   (source)
  • The poet did as she bade him, and left her without a shred of reputation, and she was satisfied by getting fame though it was infamy.†   (source)
  • The ambassadors of the nations that lie near Utopia, knowing their customs, and that fine clothes are in no esteem among them, that silk is despised, and gold is a badge of infamy, used to come very modestly clothed; but the Anemolians, lying more remote, and having had little commerce with them, understanding that they were coarsely clothed, and all in the same manner, took it for granted that they had none of those fine things among them of which they made no use; and they, being a vainglorious rather than a wise people, resolved to set themselves out with so much pomp that they should look like gods, and strike the eyes of the poor Utopians with their splendour.†   (source)
  • And when ye come to marriageable years, Where's the bold wooers who will jeopardize To take unto himself such disrepute As to my children's children still must cling, For what of infamy is lacking here?†   (source)
  • I am unmask'd, unspirited, undone, Betray'd to beggary, to infamy— [ENTER MOSCA, WOUNDED AND BLEEDING.]†   (source)
  • Know then, it is your fault that you resign The supreme seat, the throne majestical, The scepter'd office of your ancestors, Your state of fortune and your due of birth, The lineal glory of your royal house, To the corruption of a blemish'd stock: Whilst, in the mildness of your sleepy thoughts,— Which here we waken to our country's good,— The noble isle doth want her proper limbs; Her face defac'd with scars of infamy, Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants, And almost shoulder'd in the swallowing gulf Of dark forgetfulness and deep oblivion.†   (source)
  • He had indeed committed no other than an error in politics, by tempering justice with mercy, and by refusing to gratify the good-natured disposition of the mob,[*] with an object for their compassion to work on in the person of poor Jenny, whom, in order to pity, they desired to have seen sacrificed to ruin and infamy, by a shameful correction in Bridewell.†   (source)
  • * *infamy
    Himself he slew, *he coud no better rede;* *he knew no better
    Of which Fortune laugh'd and hadde game.†   (source)
  • The awful discretion which a court of impeachments must necessarily have, to doom to honor or to infamy the most confidential and the most distinguished characters of the community, forbids the commitment of the trust to a small number of persons.†   (source)
  • But if all aim but this be levell'd false, The supposition of the lady's death Will quench the wonder of her infamy: And if it sort not well, you may conceal her,— As best befits her wounded reputation,— In some reclusive and religious life, Out of all eyes, tongues, minds, and injuries.†   (source)
  • And he to me, "This miserable measure the wretched souls maintain of those who lived without infamy and without praise.†   (source)
  • "What, my friend?" replied Camilla, "we shall leave him for Anselmo to bury him; for in reason it will be to him a light labour to hide his own infamy under ground.†   (source)
  • the people; for the power of correcting and punishing ill men belongs wholly to the Prince, and to the other magistrates: the severest thing that the priest does is the excluding those that are desperately wicked from joining in their worship: there is not any sort of punishment more dreaded by them than this, for as it loads them with infamy, so it fills them with secret horrors, such is their reverence to their religion; nor will their bodies be long exempted from their share of trouble; for if they do not very quickly satisfy the priests of the truth of their repentance, they are seized on by the Senate, and punished for their impiety.†   (source)
  • But, if my words are to be seed that may bear fruit of infamy for the traitor whom I gnaw, thou shalt see me speak and weep at once.†   (source)
  • After the fire had somewhat roared according to its fashion, the sharp point moved this way and that, and then gave forth this breath: "If I could believe that my answer might be to a person who should ever return unto the world, this flame would stand without more quiverings; but inasmuch as, if I hear truth, never from this depth did any living man return, without fear of infamy I answer thee.†   (source)
  • Thus three ambassadors made their entry with a hundred attendants, all clad in garments of different colours, and the greater part in silk; the ambassadors themselves, who were of the nobility of their country, were in cloth-of-gold, and adorned with massy chains, earrings and rings of gold; their caps were covered with bracelets set full of pearls and other gems—in a word, they were set out with all those things that among the Utopians were either the badges of slavery, the marks of infamy, or the playthings of children.†   (source)
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