Football newspapers will be deciding whether Eddie D. should go into the Hall of fame.
The resulting image is one of the most celebrated pictures of the glamorous and vivacious Diana at the peak of her fame.
fame is an empty bubble, indeed, easily burst if not handled with care.
Roger Clemens was a Hall of fame pitcher long before the alleged drug use.
Without her sex tape launch into fame there might not have been a Keeping up with the Kardashians to keep up with.
The fame of Pickett's charge on the right has resounded through the world.
As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came.
The people had heard of his fame as an editor of half-forgotten Roman authors.
His fame and the fame of his race, the Volsungs, is over the wide world.
He now for the first time regarded the absorbing abstruse occupation as a possible source of fame.
early 13c., "character attributed to someone;" late 13c., "celebrity, renown," from Old French fame "fame, reputation, renown, rumor," from Latin fama "talk, rumor, report, reputation," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say" (cf. Sanskrit bhanati "speaks;" Latin fari "to say," fabula "narrative, account, tale, story;" Armenian ban, bay "word, term;" Old Church Slavonic bajati "to talk, tell;" Old English boian "to boast," ben "prayer, request;" Greek pheme "talk," phone "voice, sound," phanai "to speak;" Old Irish bann "law").
The goddess Fama was the personification of rumor in Roman mythology. The Latin derivative fabulare was the colloquial word for "speak, talk" since the time of Plautus, whence Spanish hablar.
I've always been afraid I was going to tap the world on the shoulder for 20 years, and when it finally turned around I was going to forget what I had to say. [Tom Waits, "Playboy" magazine interview, March, 1988]