Example sentences for: illustrious

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

  • The Botanical Gardens have a long and illustrious history.

  • 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.

  • Three major museums illustrate Edinburgh’s fascinating history, with one holding a collection revealing the annals of Scotland’s past and the lives of her most illustrious sons and daughters.

  • How fitting that Bush the Younger so deeply identifies with the pint-size offspring of an illustrious father.

  • "The old bloke sounds more inspired and, well, less goofy than he has in years" (Elysa Gardner, the Los Angeles Times ). However, a few critics call the songs more Wings than Beatles: "He has done some sucky stuff in his long and partially illustrious career, but it has to be said that, overall, McCartney has never sounded less necessary" (Andy Gill, the Independent ). (See the Flaming Pie site.)


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