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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CELEBRITIES

He told me the names of the celebrities represented by these busts.

The English aristocracy and the celebrities of London came to the inauguration.

Let us go up into that gallery, where you shall point out to me the celebrities.

But to be one of the world's celebrities, that is so different!

I gradually came to know all the celebrities of the town, and be myself known by them.

“All celebrities, my lad,” remarked Fitzgerald Delaven as he looked around.

So there was both surprise and envy in Lady Caroline's tone; she had a weakness for celebrities.

One of the celebrities of the day treated so by that Bohemian!

It was part of his job to be able to spot the celebrities and near celebrities.

After that I was showing the General and other celebrities round the trenches.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "solemn rite or ceremony," from Old French celebrité "celebration" or directly from Latin celibritatem (nominative celebritas) "multitude, fame," from celeber "frequented, populous" (see celebrate). Meaning "condition of being famous" is from c.1600; that of "famous person" is from 1849.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.