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renown
 n.  fame; quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  This royal renown sometimes drew down upon him singular windfalls.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—IN WHICH MAGNON AND HER TWO CHILDREN ARE SEEN
2  There is always a trace of anarchy in renown.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—REQUIESCANT
3  Noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye beholds, which are requited with no renown, which are saluted with no trumpet blast.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
4  Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are the fields of battle which have their heroes; obscure heroes, who are, sometimes, grander than the heroes who win renown.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—MARIUS INDIGENT
5  Lamarque was a man of renown and of action.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
6  Mud can never enjoy a good fame; but in this case its evil renown reached the verge of the terrible.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
7  Again and again his own valiance and his line's renown flood back upon her spirit; look and accent cling fast in her bosom, and the pain allows not rest or calm to her limbs.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
8  Noble indeed is the fame and splendid the spoils you win, thou and that boy of thine, and mighty the renown of deity, if two gods have vanquished one woman by treachery.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
9  These scorn to lose the honour that is their own, the glory in their grasp, and would sell life for renown; to these success lends life; power comes with belief in it.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
10  Third is Eurytion, thy brother, O Pandarus, great in renown, thou who of old, when prompted to shatter the truce, didst hurl the first shaft amid the Achaeans.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
11  Thou also, Caieta, nurse of Aeneas, gavest our shores an everlasting renown in death; and still thine honour haunts thy resting-place, and a name in broad Hesperia, if that be glory, marks thy dust.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
12  Yet therewith many a diverse-worded counsel is for Turnus, and the great name of the queen overshadows him, and he rises high in renown of trophies fitly won.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
13  It may also happen that such cities are founded by a prince merely to add to his renown, without any intention on his part to dwell there, as Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I.
14  Conversely, when two consecutive princes are of rare excellence, we commonly find them achieving results which win for them enduring renown.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX.
15  The Florentines appointed as their captain Pagolo Vitelli, a most prudent man, who from a private position had risen to the greatest renown.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII — HOW MANY KINDS OF SOLDIERY THERE ARE, AND C...
Example Sentence:
1  He had hoped that he might give him some proofs of the great accomplishments which he possessed in occult things and in this way add to his own glory and renown.
2  For many years an unheralded researcher, Barbara McClintock gained international renown when she won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
3  Short is my date, but deathless my renown.
4  In Europe, the French are renowned for their cooking.
5  A renowned Tibetan lama pointed out that Westerners think people in the East tend to be more introspective and less concerned with material success.
6  The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.
7  Builders are renowned for wolf-whistling at any woman who walks by.
8  Neither nation is renowned for turning the other cheek.
9  The British are renowned as a nation of dog lovers.