[ adjective ] widely known and esteemed
"a famous actor" "a celebrated musician" "a famed scientist" "an illustrious judge" "a notable historian" "a renowned painter"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
Still more jealous bitterness was engendered by the O_'_Banion gang 's seizure from a West_Side marshalling_yard of a freight-car load of Canadian whisky worth $ 100000 and by one of the biggest coups of the Prohibition_era - the Sibley warehouse robbery , which became famous for the cool brazenness of the operation .(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
One of the most damaging tsunami on record followed the famous Lisbon earthquake of November 1 , 1755 ; its waves persisted for a week and were felt as far_away as the English coast .(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
It would be interesting to know how much `` integration '' there is in the famous , fashionable colleges and prep_schools of New_England .(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
A similar tone of underlying futility and despair pervades the spy thrillers of Eric_Ambler and dominates the most famous of all American mystery_stories , Dashiell_Hammett 's The Maltese_Falcon .(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
In September ' 76 Thomas_Huxley , Darwin 's famous disciple , came from England to speak in a crowded auditorium at the formal opening of the University ; and although it was a school for men only , it afforded Henrietta an opportunity to attend its public_lectures .