Example sentences for: illustrious

How can you use “illustrious” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But the dome has at least a chance to follow in the path of its illustrious English ancestors, the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851 and the Festival of Britain of 1951.

  • It has seen such illustrious guests as Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie, who wrote her thriller Death on the Nile while staying here.

  • For a few years in the 1840s, its location made Kingston capital of pre-Confederation Canada, and the sturdy, pillared City Hall with its lofty dome pays due homage to an illustrious past.

  • Today its extensive exhibits document the long and illustrious history of maritime achievement by the Dutch, with paintings, maps, and maritime models explaining the part that ships — and particularly the VOC — played in the growth of the empire in the 17th century.

  • For while a pageant princess is merely tacky, a murdered pageant princess takes her place in the illustrious line of pretty young girls in what, pace multiculturalists, we might call our collective lore, to meet, or at least be threatened with, a gruesome end.


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