- family-tree theory,
- famous last words,
- fan base
Origin of famous
Examples from the Web for famously
Wilson famously said “what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.”
The Qataris famously play every angle, cutting deals, for instance, with the Israelis as well as the Iranians.
Given that crucial importance, The Macallan is famously hands-on when it comes to its wooden barrels.
Instead, Washington, who famously proclaimed “What brave men I must this day lose!”The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beijing, famously, launched a coordinated and sustained attack against Google a half decade ago to injure its business in China.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable|Gordon G. Chang|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the mean time, our fellows were getting on famously with the hoops of the huge spirit-cask.
House and clothes are coming on famously but I'm rather rebellious at not having more of M. D.'s time.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Accordingly, he was famously jeered and mocked at, and had to bear the jeering and mockery as best he could.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales|Hans Christian Andersen
"If this weather holds on for a while, we'll do famously," he said.Fairies Afield|Mary Louisa Molesworth
What with his helping me with my German, and my giving him a lesson in English, we managed to get on famously.An American Girl in Munich|Mabel W. Daniels
Word Origin for famous
late 14c., from Anglo-French famous, Old French fameus (Modern French fameux), from Latin famosus "much talked of, renowned," often "infamous, notorious, of ill repute," from fama (see fame (n.)). A native word for this was Old English namcuð, literally "name-known." Catch phrase famous last words "remark likely to be proved wrong" is first attested 1948.