no·​to·​ri·​ous·​ly | \nō-ˈtȯr-ē-əs-lē, nə-\

Definition of notoriously 

1 : in a notorious manner

2 : as is notorious : as is very well known notoriously, they never got along

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Travel in the region is notoriously hampered by long drives, but the bridge would cut down the four-hour journey between Zhuhai and Hong Kong to just 30 minutes, according to the BBC. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "China Opens Gargantuan 34-Mile Mega Bridge," 23 Oct. 2018 This house in Singapore shows how a porous facade can dissolve the barriers between indoor and outdoor living while helping control the region’s notoriously balmy climate. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Modern tropical house uses pool and facade for climate control," 19 Oct. 2018 That’s fine—beauty is subjective, and humans are notoriously attracted to people who resemble themselves. Christine Michel Carter, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Challenges of Raising a Black Girl to Feel Beautiful," 18 Oct. 2018 The line is notoriously unreliable, loves to break down, and relies on the oldest trains in continuous daily operation in the world. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Which New York Subway Lines Have Big Dick Energy?," 26 June 2018 Kickoffs have notoriously been among the league’s most dangerous plays, particularly in causing concussions. Jeff Zrebiec,, "John Harbaugh, Ravens are behind new rules aimed at making kickoffs safer," 28 May 2018 But the big unknown is what Uribe’s role will be.’’ With Colombia’s political polls notoriously unreliable, there’s still room for an upset with candidates like Fajardo and former vice president German Vargas Lleras trailing close behind. Christine Armario And Joshua Goodman,, "Conservative tops Colombia presidential vote but runoff needed," 28 May 2018 The notoriously unreliable jailhouse informant wanted a deal. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "Brutal throat slashing of Utah mom takes investigation on an unexpected path," 5 May 2018 While rape statistics are notoriously unreliable, that's not exactly a huge difference. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "Hear Them Roar: Meet the Honey Badgers, the Women Behind the Men's Rights Movement," 18 Sep. 2015

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1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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