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infamous

Criminal law, formerly
a. (of a person) deprived of certain rights of citizenship on conviction of certain offences
b. (of a crime or punishment) entailing such deprivation
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"I tell you that I shall kill that infamous Gryphus?" roared Cornelius.
"Her father shall pay me for it doubly: with his purse and with his life." With that thought in his heart, Richard Turlington wound his way through the streets by the river-side, and stopped at a blind alley called Green Anchor Lane, infamous to this day as the chosen resort of the most abandoned wretches whom London can produce.
And again, that as these acquisitions are in themselves generally worthless, so are the means to attain them not only base and infamous, but at best incertain, and always full of danger.
I have come to look very differently and more charitably on what is called infamous since brother Nikolay has become what he is...you know what he did..."
For, as to that infamous practice of acquiring great employments by dancing on the ropes, or badges of favour and distinction by leaping over sticks and creeping under them, the reader is to observe, that they were first introduced by the grandfather of the emperor now reigning, and grew to the present height by the gradual increase of party and faction.
This I solemnly declare to be a most infamous falsehood, without any grounds, further than that her grace was pleased to treat me with all innocent marks of freedom and friendship.
And who is the Judas who has concluded this infamous bargain?"
"It is this, sir," said the king, angrily, "that General Cromwell has reached Newcastle; that you knew it and I was not informed of it; that the enemy have left the town and are now closing the passages of the Tyne against us; that our sentinels have seen this movement and I have been left unacquainted with it; that, by an infamous treaty you have sold me for two hundred thousand pounds to Parliament.
I know it was then he wrote this vile, infamous paper, but I thought the thing was invalid."
Renaud Camus is the originator of the infamous phrase "great replacement"grand remplacementin the original, that has become the motto of international white supremacists and mass murderers who fret over white populations being replaced by an invasion of immigrants.
The Neeraj Bawana gang is one of the oldest and infamous gangs, active in the national capital and surrounding areas, and is involved in various crimes.
The infamous incident happened in November 2009, when members of the press and relatives of former Maguindanao Governor Esmael 'Toto' Mangudadatu were on a convoy to a local Commission on Elections office file the latter's certificate of candidacy.