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Illustrious meaning

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illustrious - examples of usage

  1. He ought not to have entered the town; he had the example of the illustrious Washington before him, who had declined to act in that manner, and had thus preserved the independence of his country. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. It was only at the mention of the carriage and the accident that Dr. Beaton, whose wits appear to have been wool- gathering, suddenly guessed at a possible connection between these " most illustrious and unfortunate of Scottish Jacobites," to whose house he had been thus mysteriously introduced, and the lady and gentleman in whom he had that same afternoon recognised Charles Edward and his wife. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  3. It concerns the interest and safety of one- the most illustrious and unfortunate of the Scottish Jacobites." - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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