Synonym: bright, famous, glorious, great, outstanding, radiant, shining, splendid. Similar words: industrious, illustrate, illustration, illusion, disillusion, lacklustre, austria, histrionic. Meaning: [ɪ'lʌstrɪəs] adj. 1. widely known and esteemed 2. having or conferring glory 3. having or worthy of pride.
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1. She has had an illustrious career.
2. All sorts of illustrious and influential persons lent their names to our national culture.
3. Wagner was just one of many illustrious visitors to the town.
4. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a radio producer.
5. The Romans built these monuments to glorify their illustrious ancestors.
6. She comes from an illustrious political family which includes two former Cabinet ministers.
7. The composer was one of many illustrious visitors to the town.
8. Chapman was never to manage his most illustrious capture.
9. Mr. Forth I am constantly conscious of my illustrious predecessors and daily find it difficult to fill their shoes.
10. First though, while in Cairo, Stirling met some illustrious company.
11. It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds. Sophocles
12. Marske earned a replay against their more illustrious with a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
13. The illustrious director Sir Richard Attenborough also attended the ceremony.
14. Some of Britain's most illustrious ships were built at this yard.
15. The most illustrious committed unromantic suicides - more ovens, more tranquillizers.
16. If by chance there were no illustrious literary figures to listen to, everyone went to bed early.
17. Labour's illustrious memorial, the Welfare State, was - and is - fundamentally underpinned by these beliefs and attitudes.
18. The laibon retells the accounts of his illustrious ancestors of the great migration from the North.
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19. On the banks of the Welland they found the sylvan setting appropriate for such an illustrious academic institution.
20. It was not, however, a storybook finish to an illustrious career.
21. There were even short spells when I sculled without error, helping to create a reasonably smooth pattern with my illustrious partner.
22. Sometime between the lamb chops and the chocolate mousse, Maestro Domingo presented his illustrious cast.
23. Polybius was ready to accept many, many tears from his illustrious friend and protector.
24. The church of San Celso, now standing somewhat forlornly beside the bigger, more illustrious church, has the longer history.
25. Your genius for copying the handwriting of the noble, the illustrious, the famous and the infamous is remarkable.
26. I don't need to conform to a prevailing stereotype in the search for distinguished and illustrious positions.
27. It is the record of a glory that was short lived, but makes an illustrious event in Aarau's history.
28. For the present Posidonius had little choice: he had to rely on his illustrious friend Pompey.
29. He may have been reluctant to give up a conquest of his illustrious forbear, Julius Caesar.
30. Ten years later one woman asks the husband of a particularly illustrious colleague what his wife was doing.
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