verb (used with object), famed, fam·ing.
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Origin of fame
OTHER WORDS FROM famefameless, adjectiveoutfame, verb (used with object), out·famed, out·fam·ing.self-fame, noun
Example sentences from the Web for fame
Later on South Africa had become the lure to all who suffered from the auri sacra fames.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV.|Charles L. Graves
This has its advantages, for it keeps alive in certain localities fames that would otherwise have utterly perished.Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell
They knew very well that the most absurd notions have always a chance with people who are suffering; malisunda fames.Essays on Political Economy|Frederic Bastiat
The only other entry, until the Tudor period, is fames magna in Hibernia in 1410.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
Some literary fames are among the legacies left by preceding centuries to the present one to account for and explain.A Brief Handbook of English Authors|Oscar Fay Adams