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:
“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)
“It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.”
—Sophocles (497406/5 B.C.)
“An illustrious individual remarks that Mrs. [Elizabeth Cady] Stanton is the salt, Anna Dickinson the pepper, and Miss [Susan B.] Anthony the vinegar of the Female Suffrage movement. The very elements get the white male into a nice pickle.”
—Anonymous, U.S. womens magazine contributor. The Revolution (August 19, 1869)