Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The fact of being notorious; common talk; a notorious person or thing.

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Usage examples "notoriety":

  1. Another glaring defect of a certain part of society is found in a desire for notoriety, even if purchased at the expense of good taste. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  2. The South knew also that the sixth article in the ordinance prohibiting slavery, was first proposed by the largest slaveholding state in the confederacy- that in the Congress of '84, Mr. Jefferson, as chairman of the committee on the N. W. territory, reported a resolution abolishing slavery there- that the chairman of the committee that reported the ordinance of '87 was also a slaveholder- that the ordinance was enacted by Congress during the session of the convention that formed the United States' Constitution- that the provisions of the ordinance were, both while in prospect and when under discussion, matters of universal notoriety and approval with all parties, and when finally passed, received the vote of every member of Congress from each of the slaveholding states. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. It was not only the emperors who disputed the privileges of immortality with the gods, but anybody who took it into his head, provided that he was rich or had any kind of notoriety. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.