from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a way or to an extent that is well known: "his famously neurotic mannerisms [are] lampooned in the novels of Evelyn Waugh” ( James Atlas).
- adv. With the result of becoming famous: "Frost had famously declared that poetry is what gets lost in translation” ( David Lehman).
- adv. Excellently; splendidly: We got along famously.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. this sense) In a celebrated manner.
- adv. Indicates that the act, state, or occurrence described by the sentence is famous.
- adv. Really well, having great rapport
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With renown or celebrity; notoriously.
- Remarkably well; admirably; capitally: as, he has succeeded famously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a manner or to an extent that is well known
- adv. extremely well
The label famously turned down the chance to sign the Fab Four in 1962, pronouncing that guitar bands were going out of fashion.
Boies made his name famously defending IBM against the Justice Department and then later helping the Justice Department prosecute Microsoft.
McDonnell is scrambling to put the issue behind him, lest it become his "macaca" -- the term famously used by Allen to describe a young man of Indian descent at a campaign event when he was running for reelection to the U.S. S.nate in 2006.
The phrase famously serves as the second epigraph to T.S. Eliot's 1927 meditation on despair, "The Hollow Men."
Yet, to use a term famously employed once by then-United Nations Ambassador Madeleine Albright, who was upset with the Cubans, Richardson does have cojones.
He accused Mr Cameron of giving in to the "bastards", the word famously used by John Major to describe those who had attempted to undermine his pro-European stance in the 1990s.
Ludwig Wittgenstein famously insisted at the end of his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
Depending on how far you want to take it, logical positivism forms the basis for most 20th-Cen scientific thought; when asked what time was, Einstein famously replied “Time is what clocks measure”.
Wittgenstein famously admonished us not to mistake the map for the territory.
And if you didn't know the fact already, the correct response is to nod your head and repeat the word famously, while mentally noting it down for the future.
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