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notorious
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
well known for something bad
  • Nobody liked to say the word sabotage, which was notoriously bad for business.
    p. 176.7
  • He'd complained about that to Student Services, and after a few tries — Student Services at Martha Graham was notoriously grumpy, staffed as it was by burnt-out TV-series actors who could not forgive the world for their plunge from marginal fame — he got himself moved to a single room.
    p. 189.4
  • He could have bought them off the Net, of course — Martha Graham was notoriously lax about scorekeeping, and plagiarism was a cottage industry there — but he'd taken a position on that.
    p. 194.9

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