In fact, one of the first ladies most notorious for doing so was—dare I even say it—Mary Todd Lincoln.
“Humans are notorious for being lousy at estimating numbers of animals in large groups,” Perryman explains.
The notorious vixen has been in her share of controversies before—and had even supported the occasional dictator.
At six feet four, with a huge head housing a big brain, he was notorious for his volcanic temper.
It also helps those who peddle it, because it makes them notorious and helps them sell their wares.
I know that several of my readers may remind me of Sir Boyle Roche, whose bulls have become not only notorious, but proverbial.
Jaluit Lagoon was, and is now, notorious for its poisonous fish.
Many of the pretended magnetisers were notorious libertines, who took that opportunity of gratifying their passions.
At first the notorious Abb Sieys had been chosen a member of the executive.
We must in particular mention a certain Chang paou, a notorious character in after-times.
1540s, "publicly known," from Medieval Latin notorius "well-known, commonly known," from Latin notus "known," past participle of noscere "come to know" (see know). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns. Related: Notoriously.