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repute as in:  in good repute

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  • It would demean the Professor needlessly, would place too much emphasis on the sycophancy he had occasionally displayed in the face of manifestations of German might and potency, to portray him as buffoonishly servile in Duffield's presence; he possesses, after all, his own illustrious repute as a scholar and an expert in his field.†   (source)
  • It wasn't that they were proud of slavery as a condition; what they were fierce about was their special connection with a family of repute.†   (source)
  • House of ill repute.†   (source)
  • He had been a trapper, a professional fisherman, a hunter of some repute, and a plasterer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.†   (source)
  • England's next Lord Chancellor was Sir Thomas More, a scholar and, by popular repute, a saint.†   (source)
  • Neighbors complained that it was a house of ill repute.
    repute = the state of one's reputation
  • a man of good repute
  • all of excellent repute   (source)
    repute = reputation
  • "This castle has an ill repute," he warned him, "and one that's well deserved.†   (source)
  • Those are arms of ill repute:' "They are not mine.†   (source)
  • When he was no more than sixteen, Prince Oberyn had been found abed with the paramour of old Lord Yronwood, a huge man of fierce repute and short temper.†   (source)
  • Littlefinger had once quipped that Ser Bonifer must have gelded the riders too, so spotless was their repute.†   (source)
  • Hosteen was a bull, slow to anger but implacable once roused, and by repute the fiercest fighter of Lord Walder's get.†   (source)
  • Between Meereen and Volantis lay five hundred leagues of deserts, mountains, swamps, and ruins, plus Mantarys with its sinister repute.†   (source)
  • Baelor Hightower was no longer young, but he remained Lord Leyton's heir; wealthy, handsome, and a knight of splendid repute.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, a young knight's repute derived at least in part from the honor of the man who conferred knighthood on him.†   (source)
  • The lords of the Three Sisters had a black repute, and none more so than Godric Borrell, Lord of Sweetsister, Shield of Sisterton, Master of Breakwater Castle, and Keeper of the Night Lamp ...but even robber lords and wreckers were bound by the ancient laws of hospitality.†   (source)
  • Ghetto skins along by pawning and whining to the grocer to keep the kids alive, buying groceries on credit—no serious business anywhere in sight except for the houses of ill repute and the junky line—can't even slip over to the posh sections for the stealing business, no cars to get there—and the place getting thicker and thicker with people, all boiling like white-hot lead, half of them ready to kill you on sight from pure jealousy and imaginary or real persecution—and now the insurance people pull out, pawnshops and grocers and taverns shut down, no more hope for them, nothing in sight but violence.†   (source)
  • Later, when I had learned some of his language and he had improved in his knowledge of mine, he told me that as a child of about five years he had been taken to a wolf den by his father, a shaman of repute, and had been left there for twenty-four hours, during which time he made friends with and played on terms of equality with the wolf pups, and was sniffed at but otherwise unmolested by the adult wolves.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, at hotels of ill-repute, he would register, with dark buried glee, as "Robert Browning,"†   (source)
  • He looked like a dignitary who had fallen among thieves—with his tattered breeches—and he would have shown sense if he had studied now the role that his rags appointed him, instead of wearing them with an air of respectability and carrying on a whining pretence to lost repute.†   (source)
  • The whole incident was so unfathomable, in a sense, that perhaps I should add that there were at least a dozen witnesses of it, including a California university professor of some repute.†   (source)
  • I have heard much of him (as who has not?) and Pauline wrote me only last week that he is a man of bad repute and not even received by his own family in Charleston, except of course by his heartbroken mother.†   (source)
  • Every hotel depends upon the repute of its patrons.†   (source)
  • Cottagers formed his only patients, and his Wessex-wide repute was among them alone.†   (source)
  • "Then this man Duane enjoys rather an unusual repute west of the Pecos?" inquired Duane.†   (source)
  • And even in San Antonio and Austin a man's evil repute means little.†   (source)
  • Like Monsieur Manette, your father, the gentleman was of repute in Paris.†   (source)
  • He would think himself in bad repute if he employed his life solely in living.†   (source)
  • Has an indistinct impression of his aristocratic repute.†   (source)
  • Mr Merdle's is a name of—ha—world-wide repute.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, on account of the nature of the contents which seemed to both the warden and the Rev. Guilford to be more charitable and punitive than otherwise, and because plainly, if not verifiably, it was from that Miss X of repute or notoriety in connection with his trial, it was decided, after due deliberation, that Clyde should be permitted to read it—even that it was best that he should.†   (source)
  • And therefore I cannot rest, I cannot be silent; therefore I cast aside comfort and happiness, health and good repute—and go out into the world and cry out the pain of my spirit!†   (source)
  • It was not quite so far off as could have been wished; but it was probably far enough, her radius of movement and repute having been so small.†   (source)
  • Helen knew her uncle had the repute of dealing hard with his men, but here she was reassured and pleased at the twinkle in his eye.†   (source)
  • A horse-wrangler named Hurley, a man of bad repute, as much outlaw as anything, took up the bantering.†   (source)
  • Some of them were of the war time and showed that he had done his duty well and had borne the repute of a brave soldier.†   (source)
  • It is worthy of remark that a certain speculative writer of quasi-scientific repute, writing long before the Martian invasion, did forecast for man a final structure not unlike the actual Martian condition.†   (source)
  • I refuse to make a hierarchy of human actions and ascribe worthiness to some and ill-repute to others.†   (source)
  • You have been seen in places of very low repute, and you have been intimate with a man who took it upon himself to insult me, the Founder, our guests, and the University.†   (source)
  • The loneliness and emptiness of those short streets (consisting, almost entirely, of low-roofed houses, self-contained but not detached, their monotony interrupted here and there by the dark intrusion of some sinister little shop, at once an historical document and a sordid survival from the days when the district was still one of ill repute), the snow which had lain on the garden-beds or clung to the branches of the trees, the careless disarray of the season, the assertion, in this man-made city, of a state of nature, had all combined to add an element of mystery to the warmth, the flowers, the luxury which he had found inside.†   (source)
  • It did not become the largest school in Zenith—the Central Methodist Church kept ahead of it by methods which Dr. Drew scored as "unfair, undignified, un-American, ungentlemanly, and unchristian"—but it climbed from fourth place to second, and there was rejoicing in heaven, or at least in that portion of heaven included in the parsonage of Dr. Drew, while Babbitt had much praise and good repute.†   (source)
  • But the young maiden, being discreet and of good repute, would ever avoid him, for she feared his evil name.†   (source)
  • The Black Swan is an inn of repute in the High Street, at no distance from the station, and there we found the young lady waiting for us.†   (source)
  • He desired a perfection of technique in the quest for absolute and provable fact; he desired as greatly as any Pater to "burn with a hard gemlike flame," and he desired not to have ease and repute in the market-place, but rather to keep free of those follies, lest they confuse him and make him soft.†   (source)
  • Suddenly panic seized her; for Professor Erlin with brutal frankness had suggested the possible consequences of an intrigue which was now manifest to everyone, and she saw her good name in Heidelberg and the repute of her house ruined by a scandal which could not possibly be hidden.†   (source)
  • It was because of it that Columbia was the gem of the ocean; and all her future triumphs, her power and good repute among the nations, depended upon the zeal and fidelity with which each citizen held up the hands of those who were toiling to maintain it.†   (source)
  • This was considered an unexceptionable place for obtaining the necessary food and rest: Host Trencher (as he was jauntily called by the local newspaper) being a substantial man of high repute for catering through all the country round.†   (source)
  • And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS.†   (source)
  • I am in high repute for my accomplishment in all pertaining to the art, and am joined with eleven others in reporting the debates in Parliament for a Morning Newspaper.†   (source)
  • Pity the fallen gentleman: you to whom money and fair repute are the chiefest good; and so, surely, are they in Vanity Fair.†   (source)
  • The curiosity of the Rabbi was aroused; seeing which, the Nazarene hastened to say further, "She is the child of Joachim and Anna of Bethlehem, of whom you have at least heard, for they were of great repute—"†   (source)
  • He insisted on his betaking himself to repose, and used such remedies as were then in most repute to check the progress of the fever, which terror, fatigue, ill usage, and sorrow, had brought upon the poor old Jew.†   (source)
  • In the course of the day he paid his respects to Signor Pietro Baglioni, professor of medicine in the university, a physician of eminent repute to whom Giovanni had brought a letter of introduction.†   (source)
  • Nor widows' tears, nor tender orphans' cries Can stop th' invader's force; Nor swelling seas, nor threatening skies, Prevent the pirate's course: Their lives to selfish ends decreed Through blood and rapine they proceed; No anxious thoughts of ill repute, Suspend the impetuous and unjust pursuit; But power and wealth obtain'd, guilty and great, Their fellow creatures' fears they raise, or urge their hate.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Goddard's school was in high repute—and very deservedly; for Highbury was reckoned a particularly healthy spot: she had an ample house and garden, gave the children plenty of wholesome food, let them run about a great deal in the summer, and in winter dressed their chilblains with her own hands.†   (source)
  • Neither do thou imagine that I shall contrive aught against his life; no, nor against his fame, if as I judge, he be a man of fair repute.†   (source)
  • How could she become a woman of wider knowledge, higher repute—"better," as she termed it—this was her constant inquiry of her mother.†   (source)
  • They left the busy scene, and went into an obscure part of the town, where Scrooge had never penetrated before, although he recognised its situation, and its bad repute.†   (source)
  • It was generally known in Middlemarch that a good deal of money was lost and won in this way; and the consequent repute of the Green Dragon as a place of dissipation naturally heightened in some quarters the temptation to go there.†   (source)
  • Sir Mulberry Hawk lived abroad for some years, courted and caressed, and in high repute as a fine dashing fellow.†   (source)
  • At the end of the second day M. de Villefort received the following note:— "The person called the Count of Monte Cristo is an intimate acquaintance of Lord Wilmore, a rich foreigner, who is sometimes seen in Paris and who is there at this moment; he is also known to the Abbe Busoni, a Sicilian priest, of high repute in the East, where he has done much good."†   (source)
  • —If we could suppose it otherwise, think not rank, valour, high repute, or any earthly consideration, should prevent us from visiting him with punishment, that the evil thing might be removed, even according to the text, 'Auferte malum ex vobis'.†   (source)
  • It was a profligate haunt of the worst repute, and not a place in which such an affair was likely to awaken any sympathy for either party, or to call forth any further remonstrance or interposition.†   (source)
  • it has repute throughout the world.†   (source)
  • The legend added that the only person who did not identify them was the Doctor himself, who, when they were shortly afterwards displayed at the door of a little second-hand shop of no very good repute, where such things were taken in exchange for gin, was more than once observed to handle them approvingly, as if admiring some curious novelty in the pattern, and considering them an improvement on his own.†   (source)
  • The Eagles then patronized Mrs. Rawdon, took her to live with her at her own house at Paris, quarrelled with the ambassador's wife because she would not receive her protegee, and did all that lay in woman's power to keep Becky straight in the paths of virtue and good repute.†   (source)
  • It would be greatly for the public behoof if we women, being of mature age and church-members in good repute, should have the handling of such malefactresses as this Hester Prynne.†   (source)
  • In a lonely hamlet a few miles from the town—so lonely that what are called lonely villages were teeming by comparison—there lived a man of curious repute as a forecaster or weather-prophet.†   (source)
  • Now, if never before, it answered a good purpose by enabling Hester and the seaman to speak together without risk of being overheard; and so changed was Hester Prynne's repute before the public, that the matron in town, most eminent for rigid morality, could not have held such intercourse with less result of scandal than herself.†   (source)
  • The waste land bordered by this wall communicated with the back yard of an ex-livery stable-keeper of bad repute, who had failed and who still kept a few old single-seated berlins under his sheds.†   (source)
  • He besought Mr. Sedley to inquire at least regarding her; told him how he had heard that she was in the company of gamblers and people of ill repute; pointed out what evil she had done in former days, how she and Crawley had misled poor George into ruin, how she was now parted from her husband, by her own confession, and, perhaps, for good reason.†   (source)
  • It was with some faint reference in his own mind to this disorder, though he would by no means admit it, even to himself, that Nicholas had already carried his faithful companion to a physician of great repute.†   (source)
  • Convinced of the scathing damage to his local repute and position that must have been caused by such a fact, though it had never before reached his own ears, Henchard showed a positive distaste for the presence of this girl not his own, whenever he encountered her.†   (source)
  • —The first class set forth, that Rebecca was heard to mutter to herself in an unknown tongue—that the songs she sung by fits were of a strangely sweet sound, which made the ears of the hearer tingle, and his heart throb—that she spoke at times to herself, and seemed to look upward for a reply—that her garments were of a strange and mystic form, unlike those of women of good repute—that she had rings impressed with cabalistical devices, and that strange characters were broidered on her veil.†   (source)
  • Neither have our brother's sagacity and prudence been less in repute among his brethren than his valour and discipline; in so much, that knights, both in eastern and western lands, have named De Bois-Guilbert as one who may well be put in nomination as successor to this batoon, when it shall please Heaven to release us from the toil of bearing it.†   (source)
  • Thus, my dear and civilized reader, if you and I were to find ourselves this evening in a society of greengrocers, let us say, it is probable that our conversation would not be brilliant; if, on the other hand, a greengrocer should find himself at your refined and polite tea-table, where everybody was saying witty things, and everybody of fashion and repute tearing her friends to pieces in the most delightful manner, it is possible that the stranger would not be very talkative and by no means interesting or interested.†   (source)
  • So determined was he to do nothing which should seem like trade-antagonism to the Mayor that he refused his first customer—a large farmer of good repute—because Henchard and this man had dealt together within the preceding three months.†   (source)
  • She lived on the Quai des Celestins, at the corner of this ancient street of the Petit-Musc which afforded her the opportunity of changing her evil repute into good odor.†   (source)
  • Towards ten o'clock in the evening, one of the two or three persons who passed through the Rue Plumet, an old, belated bourgeois who was making haste to escape from this deserted spot of evil repute, as he skirted the garden railings and reached the angle which it made with the wall, heard a dull and threatening voice saying:— "I'm no longer surprised that he comes here every evening."†   (source)
  • One's Pandaros the bowman; by repute his father was Lykaon; and the other, .†   (source)
  • And beyond this, to keep the people quiet and without loss to the state, they always have the means of giving work to the community in those labours that are the life and strength of the city, and on the pursuit of which the people are supported; they also hold military exercises in repute, and moreover have many ordinances to uphold them.†   (source)
  • —for I must tell you the truth—the result of my mission was just this: I found that the men most in repute were all but the most foolish; and that others less esteemed were really wiser and better.†   (source)
  • "Weasley has brought the Ministry into disrepute," Mr. Malfoy told our reporter.   (source)
    disrepute = bad reputation
    standard prefix: The prefix "dis-" in disrepute means not or opposite. It reverses the "good reputation" meaning of repute as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.
  • You're bringing our service into disrepute!†   (source)
  • I don't know where being a servant came into disrepute.†   (source)
  • He said he wanted to 'dismiss all this meaningless nonsense which long has dominated metaphysical thought and brought it into disrepute.'†   (source)
  • They bring all zoos into disrepute.†   (source)
  • Socrates is not using dialectic to understand rhetoric, he is using it to destroy it, or at least to bring it into disrepute, and so his questions are not real questions at all...they are just word-traps which Gorgias and his fellow rhetoricians fall into.†   (source)
  • 'Well, Yossarian,' he began with an apologetic stammer, 'it would not help the war effort to bring Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn into disrepute now.†   (source)
  • 'If there's so much of it, it couldn't be very valuable,' was the general opinion, and it soon fell into disrepute.†   (source)
  • "The contention of Comrade Mundt," he began— his mild voice was rather pleasantly modulated—"is that Leamas is lying; that Comrade Fiedler either by design or ill chance has been drawn into a plot to disrupt the Abteilung, and thus bring into disrepute the organs for the defense of our socialist state.†   (source)
  • Formality in Senate procedures was retained, however—although Vice President Aaron Burr, himself an object of some disrepute after killing Hamilton in a duel, frequently found it necessary to call Senators to order for "eating apples and cakes in their seats" and walking between those engaged in discussion.†   (source)
  • It has always been held in disrepute—especially by those who had the same opportunities and didn't take them.†   (source)
  • She was obliged to accustom herself to disrepute, as she had accustomed herself to indigence.†   (source)
  • The glance has been so much abused in love romances that it has finally fallen into disrepute.†   (source)
  • Then it fell into disrepute, and certain purists, among them Lord Chesterfield, attempted to change the /ea/-sound to /ee/ in all words, including even /great/.†   (source)
  • Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy.†   (source)
  • I'm not going to dredge up the whole dispute; The fact is Damis is in disrepute.†   (source)
  • For your sake and to deepen his disrepute I'm going to pretend to welcome his suit.†   (source)
  • Had I so lavish of my presence been, So common-hackney'd in the eyes of men, So stale and cheap to vulgar company, Opinion, that did help me to the crown, Had still kept loyal to possession, And left me in reputeless banishment, A fellow of no mark nor likelihood.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-less" in reputeless means without and reverses the meaning of repute. This is the same pattern you see in words like harmless, fearless, and powerless.
  • 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)
  • It was during [Pg127] this time that the newspapers invented such locutions as /interesting/ (or /delicate/) /condition/, /criminal operation/, /house of ill/ (or /questionable/) /repute/, /disorderly-house/, /sporting-house/, /statutory offense/, /fallen woman/ and /criminal assault/.†   (source)
  • O, sir, I do; and will repute you ever The patron of my life and liberty.†   (source)
  • But tell me, wench, how will the world repute me For undertaking so unstaid a journey?†   (source)
  • He reputes me a cannon; and the bullet, that's he; I shoot thee at the swain.†   (source)
  • CREON Yes, skilled as now and in no less repute.†   (source)
  • He is a man of repute in the land of his birth, And, even as he is, he's a man of worth.†   (source)
  • HERDSMAN Know then the child was by repute his own, But she within, thy consort best could tell.†   (source)
  • That is a classical line, young lady; and, being rendered into English, is, 'a lad of an ingenuous countenance, and of an ingenuous modesty;' for this was a virtue in great repute both among the Latins and Greeks.†   (source)
  • It was not enough to repute them as Heathen, that never had been Christians; for with such they might eate, and drink; which with Excommunicate persons they might not do; as appeareth by the words of St. Paul, (1 Cor.†   (source)
  • [1] Priscian, the famous grammarian of the sixth century; Francis of Accorso, a jurist of great repute, who taught at Oxford and at Bologna, and died in 1294†   (source)
  • Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving: you have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser.†   (source)
  • But he who reigns
    Monarch in Heaven till then as one secure
    Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute,
    Consent or custom, and his regal state
    Put forth at full, but still his strength concealed—
    Which tempted our attempt, and wrought our fall.†   (source)
  • Among the Christians who were taken in the fort was one named Don Pedro de Aguilar, a native of some place, I know not what, in Andalusia, who had been ensign in the fort, a soldier of great repute and rare intelligence, who had in particular a special gift for what they call poetry.†   (source)
  • The expense also had ravaged her, and she was become very poor; her house was but meanly furnished, and she was not in such repute for her practice as before; however, she stood upon her legs, as they say, and a she was a stirring, bustling woman, and had some stock left, she was turned pawnbroker, and lived pretty well.†   (source)
  • in short space It rain'd down fortune showering on your head; And such a flood of greatness fell on you,— What with our help, what with the absent King, What with the injuries of a wanton time, The seeming sufferances that you had borne, And the contrarious winds that held the King So long in his unlucky Irish wars That all in England did repute him dead,— And, from this swarm of fair advantages, You took occasion to be quickly woo'd To gripe the general sway into your hand; Forgot your oath to us at Doncaster; And, being fed by us, you used us so As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo-bird, Useth the sparrow; did oppress our nest; Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk, That even our lov†   (source)
  • [2] The second division of the ninth circle; so named after the Trojan who, though of good repute in Homer, was charged by a later tradition with having betrayed Troy†   (source)
  • More authority, dear boy, name more; and, sweet my child, let them be men of good repute and carriage.†   (source)
  • Our travellers had happened to take up their residence at a house of exceeding good repute, whither Irish ladies of strict virtue, and many northern lasses of the same predicament, were accustomed to resort in their way to Bath.†   (source)
  • addressed him in this fashion: "From this spot I will not rise, valiant and doughty knight, until your goodness and courtesy grant me a boon, which will redound to the honour and renown of your person and render a service to the most disconsolate and afflicted damsel the sun has seen; and if the might of your strong arm corresponds to the repute of your immortal fame, you are bound to aid the helpless being who, led by the savour of your renowned name, hath come from far distant lands to seek your aid in her misfortunes."†   (source)
  • Thus saying, rose
    The Monarch, and prevented all reply;
    Prudent lest, from his resolution raised,
    Others among the chief might offer now,
    Certain to be refused, what erst they feared,
    And, so refused, might in opinion stand
    His rivals, winning cheap the high repute
    Which he through hazard huge must earn.†   (source)
  • Indeed, so foul and contagious are all such proceedings, that they contaminate the very innocent scenes where they are committed, and give the name of a bad house, or of a house of ill repute, to all those where they are suffered to be carried on.†   (source)
  • In keeping with this is what they relate of that shepherd who set fire to the famous temple of Diana, by repute one of the seven wonders of the world, and burned it with the sole object of making his name live in after ages; and, though it was forbidden to name him, or mention his name by word of mouth or in writing, lest the object of his ambition should be attained, nevertheless it became known that he was called Erostratus.†   (source)
  • reproach of the people of the fair country where the si doth sound,[1] since thy neighbors are slow to punish thee, let Caprara and Gorgona [2] move and make a hedge for Arno at its mouth, so that it drown every person in thee; for if Count Ugolino had repute of having betrayed thee in thy towns, thou oughtest not to have set his sons on such a cross.†   (source)
  • On the minor gambling houses your worship may exercise your power, and it is they that do most harm and shelter the most barefaced practices; for in the houses of lords and gentlemen of quality the notorious sharpers dare not attempt to play their tricks; and as the vice of gambling has become common, it is better that men should play in houses of repute than in some tradesman's, where they catch an unlucky fellow in the small hours of the morning and skin him alive.†   (source)
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  • Brutus had rather be a villager
    Than to repute himself a son of Rome
    Under these hard conditions as this time
    Is like to lay upon us.   (source)
    repute = claim
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