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infamy
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

6 uses
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Definition
famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
  • "And did you not remonstrate against such infamy?" asked the abbe; "if not, you were an accomplice."
    Chapters 27-28 (22% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 35-36 (13% in)
  • An Englishman visited Toulon, who had vowed to rescue two men from infamy, and his choice fell on you and your companion.
    Chapters 83-84 (29% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 83-84 (82% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 107-108 (92% in)
  • She must live that my infamy may diminish hers.
    Chapters 111-112 (9% in)

There are no more uses of "infamy" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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