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Definitions of "illustrious"

  • Well known and very distinguished; eminent. See Synonyms at noted. adjective
  • Obsolete Shining brightly. adjective
  • dignified adjective
  • Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid. adjective
  • Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished. adjective
  • Conferring luster or honor; renowned. adjective
  • Possessing luster or brilliancy; luminous; bright; shining.
  • Distinguished by greatness, genius, etc.; conspicuous; renowned; eminent: as, an illustrious general or magistrate; an illustrious prince or author.
  • Conferring luster or honor; brilliant; transcendent; glorious.
  • Synonyms and Distinguished, Eminent, etc. (see famous); remarkable, signal, exalted, noble, glorious.
  • widely known and esteemed adjective
  • having or conferring glory adjective

The word "illustrious" in example sentences

One of our most distinguished sculptors was summoned, a short time since, to the house of a young lady, connected by birth with a family of the highest grade in the aristocracy of wealth, and united in marriage to the heir of a title illustrious in the military annals of the empire.. [The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851]

I called the illustrious professor Tonal Kedem, Tonal Calamari, and any other number of off-the-cuff last names for 4 years.. [every good boy does fine]

She is, indeed, in illustrious company and in the great tradition.. [Competition Policy in Canada]

Wolmar, reading in the young law student the brilliant abilities that were one day to make his name illustrious, prevailed upon him to devote himself to the study of the New Testament in the original.. [The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)]

Charles de Sombreuil, whose sister had rendered the name illustrious by her heroism in the Reign of Terror.. [Brittany & Its Byways]

Shortly after their erection, in 1829, the well known Sam Patch, whose diving propensities made his name illustrious, performed his noted, bold feat in 1830.. [By Water to the Columbian Exposition]

But several have rendered the name illustrious by their contributions to literature, science, and the fine arts.. [Notes and Queries, Number 64, January 18, 1851]

In what, then, consists that wonderful excellence, that master-power which has made his name illustrious?. [English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction]

After being well educated he commenced that course of patient and observant travel which was to render his name illustrious as a philosophic tourist and historian.. [Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life]

Marlborough, whose fame now flies through the world, and whose glorious actions will render his name illustrious, and rank him among the renowned worthies of all ages.. [Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Geneologists, etc.]

To Mr. S.F.B. Morse, whose philosophic and useful labors have rendered his name illustrious in two worlds, the homage of the high and affectionate esteem of Alexander Humboldt.. [Letters and Journals 02]]

“You should feel very proud of a man who has made his name illustrious for all time.”. [Sir Robert Hart]

And why do you think he has come to this resolution? because the word illustrious, which once belonged to them and certain princes, has now become, —even you know what, and to how many it is given; and how willingly they swallow it!. [Chapter XXXVIII]

He rendered a double service to Protestantism, which, apart from anything else, would have made his name illustrious: he systematized its doctrine, and he organized its ecclesiastical discipline.. [Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History]

He is one of the greatest pioneers in science that has ever lived, and his work will make his name illustrious so long as men shall continue on this earth.. [Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History]

Both parties were exasperated, and as the spirit of the plebs was rising and they had three leaders bearing a name illustrious in the popular cause, the patricians saw that the results of all the elections would be the same as that for quaestors in which the plebs had a free choice.. [The History of Rome, Vol. I]

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