from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being famous; fame

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being famous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Renown; great fame; celebrity.


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  • And if you are so famous, does it still not make sense to spend the minimal amount necessary to register your trademark, as opposed to spending the huge amount necessary to defend the "famousness" of your trademark in litigation later on?

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • It's a roll call of outsized famousness that includes names of legends like Australia's Don Bradman, England's Jack Hobbs and the West Indian star Viv Richards.

    The Greatest Story in Cricket

  • The ever-amusing Cat Valente has come up with a scale of science fiction famousness that starts at Trout and proceeds to Legend.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Our respective famousness among dozens, to steal a line from Maggie Mason's weblog, is a peculiar twist of both our apparent skills and our generosity in sharing them, and that can breed a quick intimacy and exchange of inspiration with both old and new acquaintances that I find hard won elsewhere.

    And It Was Good

  • With these curiosities in mind, I decided to test my notion that Time's list mostly amounted to the rich and famous lauding one another's richness and famousness.

    Aaron Greenspan: A Wrinkle in Time

  • Fads and famousness play a role in publishing like everywhere else.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Candidates must also pass the famousness test - which is basically that their death will be covered by the UK media.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • We compare the sudden famousness of Mr. Miller with the sudden famousness of Byron, because the English critics have done so; and because they are pleased to consider Mr. Miller as Byron's successor!

    The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872 A Typographic Art Journal

  • She had taken in the housemaid and small-boy view of famousness, and she was having her shallow little day of living it.

    The Other Girls

  • If you don't know that Renner has been cast in "Avengers" as the superarcher Clint Hawkeye Barton, and that this scene is a little coming attraction for Hawkeye fans, his cameo is a weird speed bump of famousness that jolts you right out of the narrative.

    NYT > Home Page


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