Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Report; rumor; fame.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It starts with a kind of strong following at the grassroots, what in Latin they call fama sanctitatis, that is, the Fame of Sanctity, the idea that a person has a reputation by the people to whom he or she was known for having lived a holy life.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2005

  • For rumour [the Greek pheme, via fama in Latin, gives us our word fame] is an evil thing; by nature she's a light weight to lift up, yes, but heavy to carry and hard to put down again.

    Socrates ? a man for our times

  • Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy: parece que en Italia los turistas japoneses tienen fama de aceptar casi cualquier precio que se les pida, y esto ha dado lugar a una serie de problemas recientes.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy

  • Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy: parece que en Italia los turistas japoneses tienen fama de aceptar casi cualquier precio que se [...] 7 August 2009, 22: 29 pm

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy

  • For example, the inquisitorial proceedings against Joan of Arc were opened because of a charge of fama.

    Infamous

  • Per il disegno e per la pittura non è gran fare, ma per memoria d'un maestro, che ne suoi tempi hebbe fama, e d'un opera, che si demolirà tra poco, quando i Giesuiti fabricaranno la nova chiesa, si può tenere, e poi questi erano li Pittori nominati nel secolo, che comprende questo Tomo terzo del secolo Prattico.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • El códice musical que nos ocupa fue copiado a finales del siglo XV por una solo mano, seguramente años antes 1490, ya que en él no figura ni como músico ni como pueta Juan del Encina, personalidad dominante en el Cancionero de Palacio, muy probablemente porque su fama no se había extendido todavía o al menos consolidado.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Super idolos y amantes de los pobres: podrian gozar como locos del dinero y la fama; prefieren comprometerse en una quijotesca cruzada contra la pobreza ...

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: NYT's Unforgettable Hire: Bono

  • And there will always be a pool of enthusiastic recruits yearning for “la fama,” the fame of the gangster life.

    Tijuana cartels are shifting leadership and territory

  • These young men do it, not necessarily for the wealth involved, but for “la fama.”

    Tijuana cartels are shifting leadership and territory

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