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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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'Well, as long as you entertain these views, keep single by all means, and never marry at all: not even to escape the infamy of old-maidenhood.'
I would not for much that she should know the infamy and disgrace of her relation!'
"He bears no letter of infamy wrought into his garment, as thou dost, but I shall read it on his heart .
Let not the reader argue, from any of these evidences of iniquity, that the times of the Puritans were more vicious than our own, when, as we pass along the very street of this sketch, we discern no badge of infamy on man or woman.
I will denounce this place of infamy. You are placed on high, my Lord, but tremble!
Reflect: promise to be silent, and riches, consideration, even honor, shall surround you; threaten to speak, and I will condemn you to infamy.'
The God of Abraham's promise hath opened an escape to his daughter even from this abyss of infamy!''
Her glance quailed not, her cheek blanched not, for the fear of a fate so instant and so horrible; on the contrary, the thought that she had her fate at her command, and could escape at will from infamy to death, gave a yet deeper colour of carnation to her complexion, and a yet more brilliant fire to her eye.
Oh, what have I done to deserve this infamy!" He tottered to his secretary in the corner, repeated that lament again and again in heartbreaking tones, and got out of a drawer a paper, which he slowly tore to bits, scattering the bits absently in his track as he walked up and down the room, still grieving and lamenting.
Some passing thought of the infamy and disgrace for which it had been reserved, may have struck the prisoner's mind.
It was so popular, AMC has produced a second horror anthology series, The Terror: Infamy.
After the latest Indian act of infamy in the occupied valley, the US must intervene on a moral basis to save the lives of defenceless people of occupied Kashmir.