He was the last of a deified generation of CBS News luminaries that included Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, and Ed Bradley.
At 28, Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize with her swirling, mesmerizing epic The luminaries.
The smartest of the overwhelmingly male and European luminaries they ranked was John Stuart Mill, with an estimated IQ of 190.
Signed by 74 luminaries of widely diverse political points of view, it called for a "new conversation about marriage."
Also on Monday, luminaries from George Soros to Prince Albert II of Monaco will kick off the week at opening ceremonies.
But beside it the two luminaries of his own world were as pygmies.
Yet these men were luminaries for the day that brought them forth.
There was another, among the luminaries who flourished "betwixt the sixth and sixteenth centuries," named Rabalais.
In no other country is the wanderer brought so close, as it were, to the luminaries of night.
He there instructed Carlone and Strozzi, two luminaries of this school.
mid-15c., "lamp, source of (artificial) light," from Old French luminarie (12c.), "lamp, lights, lighting; candles; brightness, illumination," from Late Latin luminare "light, torch, lamp, heavenly body," literally "that which gives light," from Latin lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Sense of "notable person" is first recorded 1690s, though the Middle English word also had a figurative sense of "source of spiritual light, example of holiness."