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  1. famous throughout the world:

    a world-famous film.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of world-famous1

First recorded in 1830–40

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Example Sentences

Prime real estate on the Mall, a world-famous architect—what could go wrong?

He had made illegal walks before, but this one made him world famous.

She and her girlfriend Arlette pose for Gabor in a photograph that eventually becomes world famous—and the title of the novel.

That clearly was not cause for concern for her or her world-famous mother today.

Eileen Rockefeller is the first woman in her family to write a memoir about her world-famous clan.

Aside from its world-famous minster, York teems with objects and places of curious and archaeological interest.

The world-famous scientist, Herbert Spencer, says, "The universe had its origin in the unknown source of things."

It is entered by a vaulted road, where is seen a handsome and a world-famous bell, supposed to have been cast in 1800.

Are not her hourly intercessions for the souls and bodies of all around incessant, world-famous, mighty to save?

At last the Merced flows serenely through the world-famous valley, the matchless Yosemite Gorge.





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