Definitions

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  • adj. Without fame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without fame or renown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without fame or renown.

Etymologies

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fame +‎ -less

Examples

  • On the cover of the novel is a photo of an anorexic young Johnny with earring and guitar; inside is his portrait of the faltering and the fameless.

    Lethem Heads West, Takes It Easy

  • Doing such a thing actually cleans science of those who would misuse it for lies and re-deprecates experimentation to the thankless, fameless grunt work that it truly is and must remain if we are ever to mature as a species.

    Curry on the Wegman Reports « Climate Audit

  • If he could even now put himself down nameless, fameless, and without possessions in some distant corner of the world, he could, he thought, do better.

    The Way We Live Now

  • And in the midst of better conditions and brighter prospects the shameless, brainless, fameless bipeds pollute the atmosphere, poison hearts and plant discontent.

    Evening Round Up More Good Stuff Like Pep

  • Boulogne, France, in poverty, after nearly thirty years of exiled and fameless life.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History

  • "Oh, yes! let her alone, and in years to come she will from the dictates of her kind heart, be giving herself away to some motherless, fameless and moneyless young man, I fear!" said the worldly and far-seeing mother.

    The Rector of St. Mark's

  • Philosophers and fools, separately or together, as the case may be -- for folly and philosophy not seldom form one Janus-head, and Minerva's bird seems sometimes not ill-fitted with the face of Momus -- these and their thousand intermediates have tried in all ages to define that quaint enigma, Man: and I wot not that any pundit of literature hath better succeeded than the nameless, fameless man -- or woman, was it?

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Sluggish are the spirits and base the lot of the men I am ordained to lead through a dull life to a fameless grave.

    The Pilgrims of the Rhine

  • Thou must be brave, Janet; for though thou art now but the attendant of a distressed and errant lady, who is both nameless and fameless, yet, when we meet again, thou must be dressed as becomes the gentlewoman nearest in love and in service to the first Countess in

    Kenilworth

  • These veteran dancers - the nameless, fameless nomads - earned their nickname by wandering from show to show, eking out a living.

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