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notorious
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
well known for something bad
  • Later the three of us moved to the dining room while my Aunt plucked notorious incidents from her brain.
    p. 25.6
  • If Francis was the extreme alcoholic, H——was the great rake, his tumescent heart notorious all over Colombo.
    p. 45.0
  • They coaxed the sleeper to the bar and my father managed to remember all the Cambridge names, recalling even the exploits of the notorious Sharron K——, who caused havoc with the population of three colleges.
    p. 45.5
  • If the crowd or the horses did not cause trouble, The Searchlight, a magazine published by the notorious Mr. Gomez, did.
    p. 51.1
  • They asked for whatever weapons the house had and my stepmother handed over the notorious shotgun.
    p. 101.1
  • Being an officer in the Ceylon Light Infantry, my father was allowed free train passes and became notorious on the Colombo-Trincomalee run.
    p. 148.4
  • The last people in the world this millionaire and ex-Prime Minister probably expected to see were the children of Mervyn Ondaatje—the officer who got the D.T.'s in Trincomalee and took a notorious train ride to Colombo in 1943.
    p. 157.1

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