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It produced no great generals and statesmen and no famous Kings.

To Cimabue succeeded his pupil, the famous Giotto, who died in 1337.

Some day, when I am rich and famous, I shall look back on all this with regret.

For a moment he was back in a famous clinic, and this man across from him—it was not believable!

A few years ago the famous geographer, Joanne, was silent on both.

That picture will make you famous among cattlemen, at least.

Really, Miss Della, she's the most famous cow in Butte, just now.

If these had lived, they might, one or all of them, have grown to be famous men.

Very well; she might flatter herself that she had for a mother a most famous hussy.

"That was a famous good joke;" "He is a famous whip;" "We had a famous hop," &c.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French famous, Old French fameus (Modern French fameux), from Latin famosus "much talked of, renowned," often "infamous, notorious, of ill repute," from fama (see fame (n.)). A native word for this was Old English namcuð, literally "name-known." Catch phrase famous last words "remark likely to be proved wrong" is first attested 1948.

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