ill fame

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Noun1.ill fame - the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
infamy - evil fame or public reputation
reputation - notoriety for some particular characteristic; "his reputation for promiscuity"
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There is still ever some admirable person in plain clothes, standing on the wharf, who jumps in to rescue a drowning man; there is still some absurd inventor of charities; some guide and comforter of runaway slaves; some friend of Poland; some Philhellene; some fanatic who plants shade-trees for the second and third generation, and orchards when he is grown old; some well-concealed piety; some just man happy in an ill fame; some youth ashamed of the favors of fortune and impatiently casting them on other shoulders.
Handfield said a summons has been issued for the Ouellettes on charges of keeping a house of ill fame. An employee of the business, Lixia Liang, 48, also of Connecticut, will be summoned to court on allegations of indecent assault and battery and engaging in sexual conduct for a fee.
Those who were publically degraded in the way that Rexroth outlines would have found it difficult to secure the credit necessary to engage in business transactions, to find people willing to associate with them personally and professionally, to have their testimony accepted in court cases, or to secure a marriage partner, to name but a few of the consequences of acquiring "ill fame" in medieval London.
Their participation in the Iraq War--more than 60 have been killed--was highlighted by the very different experiences of rescued prisoner of war Jessica Lynch and Lindie England (of Abu Ghraib ill fame).
in a Notorious house with a woman of known ill fame and Reputation she standing between his Leggs and him ...
Likely to join the star's cinematic hall of ill fame that includes "Shanghai Surprise," "Who's That Girl" and "The Next Best Thing" is director-scenarist-spouse Guy Ritchie's "Swept Away," though the badmouthing is likely to overshadow what's actually onscreen--a simple misfire rather than a world-class fiasco.
200 YEARS AGO: Last week Mary Ann Granger was condemned by our magistrates to Warwick gaol for picking the pocket of a traveller from the city of Hereford at a house of ill fame in Cherry Street, in this town, of a five guinea note and some silver.