Definition of 'illustrious'
Example sentences containing 'illustrious'
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Yet its illustrious past is also a burden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Second rows have an illustrious history as Lions leaders. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nor his skill in engineering a cast so full of illustrious names. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have to search hard for clues to her illustrious career. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was inspired by an illustrious past. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first was that we got into a winning position against our illustrious opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It has become the custom for cricket trophies to be named after illustrious and relevant former players. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has also won countless awards during his illustrious career. The Sun (2016)Books remain at the core of the festival and we are thrilled to have such illustrious names joining us again this year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Here are some of the princess's illustrious predecessors who have made a name for themselves. The Sun (2015)It is a game that boasts a long and illustrious history in its birthplace of India. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He switched serenely between keyboard and guitar throughout, just as his illustrious predecessor used to do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ireland could not keep up the tempo, the blanket hounding of their illustrious opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Two years ago, she retired from her illustrious tennis career. Christianity Today (2000)Maybe the Brazilian with the illustrious name was in the wrong series. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is an illustrious name and he does not want it used right, left and centre. Times, Sunday Times (2006)BEHIND the uninspiring name lies a company with an illustrious past. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As well as looking back on an illustrious career, it hinted at the way he sees his future. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is a site with an illustrious history, but little in the way of physical evidence on the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2016)WE could witness the final curtain being brought down on one of the most illustrious careers in football tonight. The Sun (2006)It's up to his physio and doctor to make sure it does not come back because he could have a very long and illustrious career. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Precisely the same argument applies to one of Fury's most illustrious predecessors as heavyweight champion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Three times league champions, Wolves have dropped there only twice before in their illustrious history. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In days gone by Milan would still have been the favourites in this tie but they are a shadow of the great sides of their illustrious past. The Sun (2011)For others, it represents more than they have earned in their life, or more than illustrious predecessors earned in a career. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'illustrious'
British English: illustrious ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as an illustrious person, you mean that they are extremely well known because they have done something impressive.
...the most illustrious scientists of the century.
Definition of illustrious from the Collins English Dictionary
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