Examples of infamy in a Sentence
He never escaped the infamy his crimes had earned him.
despite her eventual pardons, she could never completely free herself of the infamy of being named a war criminal
Recent Examples of infamy from the Web
Harvey also brought infamy to little Nederland, Texas, near the Louisiana border when one location near the town of about 20,000 was walloped with 60.58 inches of rain.
Often felons like Thibodeaux, these mentors have criminal infamy that still carries enough weight on the street to give them credibility with kids caught up in this generation of violence.
Rice earned infamy for making up dozens of fake names and addresses on 22 grand larceny and auto theft cases in Ozone Park between 2011 and 2012.
But his fame — or, in many a craw, infamy — eventually faded.
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For decades, police in Los Angeles have considered gang injunctions an invaluable tool that helped reduce violent crime in a region that once gained infamy as the birthing ground of some of the country's most notorious gangs.
Dykstra came along in the mid-1980s and retired from Major League Baseball in the mid-1990s, though, and his decade with the Mets and the Phillies afforded him an ideal combination of celebrity and infamy.
As for the media, be aware that your blanket coverage of a symbolic gesture meant for infamy does not help.
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Synonym Discussion of infamy
- sent home in disgrace
- preferred death to life with dishonor
- a once proud name fallen into disrepute
- a day that lives in infamy
- the ignominy of being arrested
INFAMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infamy for English Language Learners
: the condition of being known for having done bad things or for being evil
: an evil or terrible act
INFAMY Defined for Kids
Definition of infamy for Students
- He earned infamy for his crimes.
- The people suffered the infamies of their ruler.
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