FAMOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FAMOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
famous
 a.  known about by many people
 a.  first-rate; excellent
Classic Sentence: (102 in 7 pages)
1  Why, you--you must be the famous Captain Butler we've been hearing so much about--the blockade runner.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  I claimed them first, said Tony, beginning to scowl at his brother; and Melanie, fluttering with fear at the possibility of one of the famous Fontaine quarrels, interposed and made peace.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  He's got a lot of Perry prints of famous pictures in his office.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  She was not used to hotels; she remembered with jealousy how often Juanita Haydock talked of the famous hotels in Chicago.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  The Duluth delegation had brought their famous Beaver amateur band, in Zouave costumes of green velvet jacket, blue trousers, and scarlet fez.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  For my mind was made up to sail in no other than a Nantucket craft, because there was a fine, boisterous something about everything connected with that famous old island, which amazingly pleased me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
7  But think not that this famous town has only harpooneers, cannibals, and bumpkins to show her visitors.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
8  Yes, it was the famous Father Mapple, so called by the whalemen, among whom he was a very great favourite.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
9  Thus I soon engaged his interest; and from that we went to jabbering the best we could about the various outer sights to be seen in this famous town.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. A Bosom Friend.
10  The whale has no famous author, and whaling no famous chronicler, you will say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
11  He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
12  Langsdorff, you must know by the way, was attached to the Russian Admiral Krusenstern's famous Discovery Expedition in the beginning of the present century.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
13  Now, by all odds, the most ancient extant portrait anyways purporting to be the whale's, is to be found in the famous cavern-pagoda of Elephanta, in India.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
14  But the placing of the cap-sheaf to all this blundering business was reserved for the scientific Frederick Cuvier, brother to the famous Baron.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
15  Zogranda, one of their most famous doctors, recommends strips of blubber for infants, as being exceedingly juicy and nourishing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
Example Sentence: (81 in 6 pages)
16  Everybody famous gets crank calls and letters.
17  The famous film star employed three people to answer her fan mail.
18  He is the bowler-hatted figure in the foreground of Orpen's famous painting.
19  Several famous alumni have agreed to help raise money for the school's restoration fund.
20  Many famous people have stayed in the hotel.
21  The hotel is famous for its entertainment.
22  It is difficult to imagine Blackpool without its famous Tower.
23  He was briefly famous in his twenties but then sank into obscurity.
24  They retained a famous lawyer to defend their case.
25  Readers of the magazine said they wanted more stories about ordinary people and less stories about the rich and famous.
26  She deceived me by pretending to be a famous movie star.
27  She was pared with a famous movie star.
28  We were lucky to persuade a famous judge to lend his name to the movement for improving prison conditions.
29  There is a famous Greek myth in which Icarus flew too near to the Sun.
30  This famous politician often ripped into his opponents in the newspaper.