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Shakespeare owes the greater part of his renown to Mary Fitton.

His renown as an illustrator remains high as ever in France.

The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity.

There was nothing left for him to do to increase his renown.

He was succeeded by a preacher, Ancillon, of renown in church affairs.

A desire will consume them to achieve some deed of glory and renown.

By his subsequent exploits he filled the world with his renown.

Volumes may be appropriated to your praise and renown in the history of the world.

As it was, the very qualities which might then have pushed him on to fortune and renown were the cause of his ruin.

They were not thrown off from his fertile and genial hand for gain or for renown.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French renoun, Old French renon "renown, fame, reputation," from renomer "make famous," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + nomer "to name," from Latin nominare "to name" (see nominate). The Middle English verb reknouen "make known, acknowledge" has been assimilated to the noun via renowned. In old German university slang, a reknowner (German renommist) was "a boaster, a swaggerer."

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