Example sentences for: illustrious

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

  • 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.

  • The Septuagint translates qaran , in the passage of Exodus 34:29, with a Greek verb used in the New Testament to mean: “to praise, extol, magnify, celebrate; to honor, do honor to, hold in honor; to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendor; to make renowned, render illustrious, i.e., to cause the dignity and worth of some person or thing to become manifest and acknowledged; to exalt to a glorious rank or condition.

  • . it has not disappointed the hopes and aspirations of those illustrious benefactors of their age and nation."

  • 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.

  • Perhaps the most illustrious resident of the neighborhood was Moses Maimónides.

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