NOTORIETY in a Sentence

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notoriety
 n.  known for some unfavorable act or quality; bad or ill fame
Classic Sentence:
1  In a week she had recovered from consciousness of insecurity, of shame and whispering notoriety, but she kept her habit of avoiding people.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
3  The public and shameless sale of beautiful mulatto and quadroon girls has acquired a notoriety, from the incidents following the capture of the Pearl.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  Everybody of any consequence or notoriety in Bath was well know by name to Mrs Smith.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
5  The same singularly proud and reserved nature which turned away with disdain from popular notoriety was capable of being moved to its depths by spontaneous wonder and praise from a friend.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
6  The indefinite things which were brewing gradually acquired a strange and indescribable notoriety.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
7  The wine-shops of the Faubourg Antoine, which have been more than once drawn in the sketches which the reader has just perused, possess historical notoriety.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
8  They would have given anything to have that swarthy sun-tanned skin of his, and his glittering notoriety; and Tom would not have parted with either for a circus.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  Gatsby's notoriety, spread about by the hundreds who had accepted his hospitality and so become authorities on his past, had increased all summer until he fell just short of being news.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
10  Rapid motion through space elates one; so does notoriety; so does the possession of money.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AFTER THE RACE
Example Sentence:
1  John is already a writer of some notoriety.
2  He achieved sudden notoriety when the details of his private life were revealed.
3  To the starlet, any publicity was good publicity: if she couldn't have a good reputation, she'd settle for notoriety.