Definitions

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  • adv. In a notorious or notable manner; as is commonly known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a notorious manner; publicly; openly; plainly; recognizedly; to the knowledge of all.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a notorious degree

Etymologies

From notorious +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The 56-page indictment said he prepared lists of Tutsis to be "exterminated", referring to them as "cockroaches" - a term notoriously used by those behind the genocide.

    The Guardian World News

  • Catholic League President Bill Donohue said he wasn't surprised that the exhibition was coming to the Brooklyn Museum, which he called notoriously anti-Catholic, but he said his group wouldn't hold protests like it had in Washington.

    The Seattle Times

  • Dukkha is a word notoriously hard to translate into English.

    The Weight of Mountains by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

  • She’s isolated from her stem family — the grandma, aunts, and in-laws (who all love children!) have long been left behind in notoriously un-Creative Lompoc, Fort Lauderdale, or Ohio.

    On Being a Bad Mother

  • Noting that the Medici one might also add, in defiance of their name were notoriously unhealthy and constantly complaining of gout, he produces the insight that "money always tries to buy what money can't buy."

    For the Love of Money

  • I hereby smack, on the forehead, with the tag stick: Mimi, Mama Tulip, Mommy-Like Days, Karen and (I know I know I know that this is wishful thinking to the nth degree, but Joy tagged the notoriously meme-shy Mom-101 and so the bar has been raised) Amalah.

    Things You Can’t Tell Just By Looking At Her | Her Bad Mother

  • A witty and polished liberal iconoclast, forever challenging the “conventional wisdom,” a phrase the notoriously immodest economist claimed to have invented, Galbraith had been recruited by George Ball, a future undersecretary of state and ambassador to the United Nations.

    Masters of the Air

  • But for Mellon, already known as a notoriously hard-nosed collector, the deal was a spectacular triumph.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Hirshberg called the notoriously spontaneous rapper "one of greatest performers in the world" and said he wasn't fearful of any of West's antics.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "A man known as a notoriously bad tipper," the Chicago Tribune reports, "has been charged with fatally shooting a Humboldt Park car-wash attendant last summer because the attendant refused to dry the patron's car, prosecutors said."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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  • Novelists, notoriously, are always working, eyes and ears open for anything they might be able to use. Ditto werewolves. Not for quirky characters or snippets of dialogue but for murder locations, places that lend themselves to the secret kill. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 18, 2012