Usage examples for infamy

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. But for the wise course which the Minister had decided on taking, the poor child's life might have been darkened by the horror of the mother's crime, and the infamy of the mother's death. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  5. 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
  6. It will end in infamy sooner or later. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  7. 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
  8. No wonder she fainted when first informed of such an infamy – Holbein by Beatrice Fortescue
  9. 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
  10. Forget the cold calculations of policy; think of the everlasting infamy of such a deed. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. " 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
  14. Alleged he received a pardon for prior offence as price of fresh infamy – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. And she told the story of her infamy or mine? – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Robespierre was sinking from existence into infamy – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope