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Origin of renown
Examples from the Web for renown
Simmons is an interesting role model given her renown as a multi-media, feminist artist.
But, the Yahwist describes the Nephilim as “heroes that were of old, warriors of renown,” not as gods or even demi-gods.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suite Française finally brought her back to renown with its publication in France in 2004 and subsequent English translation.Jack Kerouac’s ‘The Sea Is My Brother’ and Other Lost Novels|Sarah Stodola|March 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
SCORPIO Sudden elevation in renown is yours with the New Moon Wednesday.
Don't chase money or renown, operate as if you're already flush, famous and, we hasten to add, humbled by it all.
I knew him very well by renown, for he was of European fame in the Anarchist party, and the bte noire of the international police.A Girl Among the Anarchists|Isabel Meredith
You're going to be a great capitalist—a citizen of credit and renown.The Martian|George Du Maurier
They drained the country quite as deeply of its resources and renown; they angered and insulted it far more.
He has taken a lofty flight; the azure gates of renown have swung wide open to him.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
Among them was the famous favourite violin of Paganini, the renown of which, says M. Vuillaume, "was equal to that of its master."Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
Word Origin for renown
c.1300, from Anglo-French renoun, Old French renon "renown, fame, reputation," from renomer "make famous," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + nomer "to name," from Latin nominare "to name" (see nominate). The Middle English verb reknouen "make known, acknowledge" has been assimilated to the noun via renowned. In old German university slang, a reknowner (German renommist) was "a boaster, a swaggerer."