More definitions of "illustrious":
- (adj): Widely known and esteemed.
Example: "An illustrious judge"
Synonyms: celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, notable, noted, renowned
Famous quotes containing the word illustrious:
“Consider the China pride and stagnant self-complacency of mankind. This generation inclines a little to congratulate itself on being the last of an illustrious line; and in Boston and London and Paris and Rome, thinking of its long descent, it speaks of its progress in art and science and literature with satisfaction.... It is the good Adam contemplating his own virtue.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.”
—Sophocles (497406/5 B.C.)
“Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)