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Usage examples for infamy

  1. Blowers, maddened with disappointment, would rather sacrifice her to infamy than sell her for money to a good master. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  2. It will end in infamy, sooner or later. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. " Indeed, I am amazed," replied Sobieski; " and I am from a country where the slightest suspicion of a transaction such as this would brand the woman with infamy." – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  4. Military glory was no more, with them, than a splendid infamy. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. As Bertram thought in this way concerning Lady Harcourt- the Caroline Waddington that had once belonged to himself- he proposed to himself no scheme of infamy, no indulgence of a disastrous love, no ruin for her whom the world now called so fortunate; but he did think that, if she still loved him, it would be pleasant to sit and talk with her; pleasant to feel some warmth in her hand; pleasant that there should be some confidence in her voice. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  6. Devotion to science and to the advancement of learning, a virtue which has changed the infamy of even baser natures than his into glory, never dignified his seclusion. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  7. Forget the cold calculations of policy; think of the everlasting infamy of such a deed. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  8. If he meant to rat, it was to be with every condition of safety and every circumstance of infamy. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  9. Alexander considered it " infamy" on his name if he should send envoys to a place of his master's held by the enemy. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  10. And she told the story of her infamy- or mine? – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  11. This would be a certain benefit to Scotland; while the ignis fatuus you are now following, however brilliant may be its career during Edward's absence, must on his return be extinguished in disaster and infamy." – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  12. Robespierre was sinking from existence into infamy. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  13. In death Otho earned a noble name and Vitellius infamy, yet 31 at this time people were more afraid of Otho's burning passions than of Vitellius' listless luxury. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  14. One depth of infamy only remained; and even to that the prisoner descended. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  15. The infamy of the subject and the genius of the artist lent a double attraction to the portrait. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  16. Infamy is attached to the crime, by universal opinion, as soon as it is known. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  17. No information I have received, though I have heard many people speak ill of him, ever pointed to any particular act of infamy committed by Gunga Govind Sing. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
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