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infamy
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
  • '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—'
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (62% in)

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