Known about by many people: the country is famous for its natural beauty a famous star
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- Pitcairners are famous for the culture of silence that pervades their small society.
- The Old Inn at Gairloch is famous for its seafood and game but it is worth holding back to enjoy pudding.
- The city is a World Heritage Site and is famous for its classical music, beer and marzipan.
late Middle English: from Old French fameus, from Latin famosus 'famed', from fama (see fame).
famous for being famous
- Having no recognizable or distinct reason for one’s fame other than high media exposure.More example sentences
- These are people who are famous for being famous, ciphers for our fantasies, cartoon characters with extravagant lives.
- Both women are certainly easy on the eye, but both are merely famous for being famous and that is about the sum of their achievements.
- In this age of Z-list celebrities who are famous for being famous, it's so refreshing to meet a real star.
famous last words
- Said as an ironic comment on or reply to an overconfident assertion that may well be proved wrong by events: “I’ll be perfectly OK on my own.” “Famous last words,” she thought to herselfMore example sentences
- Perhaps the most famous last words in military history were uttered by an American Civil War officer, John Sedgwick: They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
- So for now I'm off to make my final preparations in the hope that all runs smoothly… famous last words!
- This time we have ‘no return to boom and bust’, a mantra which could turn out to be Gordon Brown's famous last words.
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- They may be right to feel hunted by the press, but feeling hunted by the press is an aspect of self-hunting too: their famousness is an occasion for grief, and their grief is a constituent part of their fame.
- I'm talking former Cabinet ministers or old British television personality level of famousness.
- But John Safran is funnier and Jewish yet enjoys nowhere near the same hemisphere of famousness.