Usage examples for notoriety

  1. Men, who, in the time of the civil war and of the Commonwealth, had acquired an odious notoriety had emerged from the obscurity in which, after the Restoration, they had hidden themselves from the general hatred, showed their confident and busy faces everywhere, and appeared to anticipate a second reign of the Saints. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. " I hate all this notoriety – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  3. It was a matter of notoriety in St. Hospital that Mrs. Clerihew wore a false " front." – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  4. Others- and these are very few- are in search of, if not fame, at least notoriety – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  5. Judging from what I hear and have seen, her thirst is for notoriety – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Tom cried in despair, for both Ezra and his companion, who was none other than Burt, of African notoriety had disappeared from his sight. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. You little understand the nature of man, if you are now to learn that he has pride in maintaining a reputation for even vice, when he has once purchased notoriety by its exhibition. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. Scandal, notoriety must be averted at all costs! – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. All other punishments, however, that do not affect the life of man, are made as public as possible, and branded with the greatest degree of notoriety – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  10. He is a daring notoriety seeker, and this is rare sport for him. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  11. It had precursors of more or less importance in other countries, but, by the nature of its subject, by its audacious disregard of reigning models, and by its resounding notoriety it gave the signal for a fresh reconstruction of art and life. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  12. His Poems on Several Occasions, which contained " The Hop Garden," was issued in 1752, and The Hilliad in 1753 against " Sir" John Hill, a notoriety of the day who had attacked him. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  13. The notoriety which Wilkes had gained had answered his purpose to no slight extent. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  14. This is the true ambition; the desire of mere personal notoriety is vanity, not ambition. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. And if anything happens to her I'll make you pay- you and all your notoriety hunters. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. Mack and I have had our differences; I jumped a bit too hastily at conclusions myself and the result is this unfortunate notoriety – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  17. This will bring Gartley once more into notoriety went on Hope. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  18. Rather more than a year before, while the Clarion was still enjoying a first spurt of success and notoriety he had, with a certain recklessness which belonged to his character, invested in new and costly machinery, and had transferred the paper to larger offices. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. If the desire of acquiring notoriety political power, or social distinction often spoils the true character of that sort of benevolence, there is no doubt possible as to the impulse coming in the majority of cases from the same mutual- aid feelings. – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  20. I was resolved that my future life, my name, his name, should gain a European notoriety – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever