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Example Sentences for "notorious"

Washington has long been notorious for its high rates of violent crimePol Pot was one of the most notorious tyrants of modern history, responsible for the massacre of millions of the people of his country.

Washington has long been notorious for its high rates of violent crime.

The administration is notoriously slow in dealing with safety concerns raised by the employees.

The mail service in this country is notoriously inefficient; it sometimes takes longer to send a letter to someone 50 miles away than to someone who lives at the other end of the country.

The university has a notorious reputation for its wild student parties.

The bar known as The Square is notorious as a meeting place for drug dealers and prostitutes.

The President's advisor has been linked to figures within the country's notorious drug cartel.

The brains of Britain's most notorious murderers are being studied by scientists for signs of abnormalities.

Earthquakes have always been notoriously difficult to predict.

The nickname of Mary I, Queen of England (1553-58), was Bloody Mary because of her notorious, violent persecution of Protestants.

Mary Anne Nichols, Martha Turner, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, and Catherine Eddowes were London prostitutes who were murdered and dismembered by the notorious Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888.

James Feibleman once suggested that it is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure.

She gained notoriety as one of the President's advisors during the scandal that drove him from office.

Jamaican politics has acquired a notorious reputation for bringing violence to the streets of this island nation.

In 1953, the notorious British murderer John Christie was sentenced to death for killing six women.

Ancient Rome was notorious for its sewage-filled streets.

Studies suggest that estimates of the number of child workers worldwide are notoriously unreliable.

The Gestapo was notorious throughout Europe for its ruthless efficiency.

Discussion question: Talk about a notorious figure in the history of your country.


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