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Ill fame   /ɪl feɪm/   Listen
Ill fame

The state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality.  Synonym: notoriety.

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"Ill fame" Quotes from Famous Books

... older girl, lived in a house of ill fame for several years before she made her escape. She testified that she was sold for $2,200 by her stepmother. The transaction occurred in this city. She talked at length of the conditions surrounding the girls, including the infamous rule that they must earn a certain ...
— Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror • Richard Linthicum

... while speaking gratefully of his own obligations to his friend, he endeavours to enlist his sympathies for Moore the fabulist who was also "about to marry." The pamphlet had reference to an occurrence which took place in July. Three sailors of the "Grafton" man-of-war had been robbed in a house of ill fame in the Strand. Failing to obtain redress, they attacked the house with their comrades, and wrecked it, causing a "dangerous riot," to which Fielding makes incidental reference in one of his letters to the ...
— Fielding - (English Men of Letters Series) • Austin Dobson

Words linked to "Ill fame" :   infamy, reputation

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