Definitions

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  • adj. illustrious
  • v. To illuminate
  • v. To make illustrious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To illustrate.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • As one francophone blogger, Le petit Quimonte illustre, explains:

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  • Il ataque, il est vrai, celui de vôtre illustre Compatriote, Le Chevalier Newton dont les Lumieres ont ebloui toute l'Europe mais il s'acorde à merveille avec les loix de la Nature, & il est fondé sur des Experience & incontestable j'ai donc lieu de me flatter de l'honeur de vous Suffrage & chez des Peuples vrais Judicieuse & raisonables ...

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  • Sciatis eum esse qui a nemine fere aevi sui magnate, non illustre stipendium habuit, ne mores ipsorum Satyris suis notaret.

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  • Cette semaine illustre parfaitement le "pk je veux un portable" (ordinateur).

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  • Now and again, she organizes caritative gala events for the international jet-set, with such illustre guests as the princess of Monaco, to rise additional funds for her organization.

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  • Page 326, Volume 3 happiness to greatness (ne sera point illustre, mais elle sera heureuse).

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  • Monsieur Sauve, nous sommes tres contents de vous avoir avec nous aujourd'hui, comme representant illustre de la Belle Province du Quebec.

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  • Whereof I thoughte good to giue this aduertisemente: and waying with my selfe that by the publishing hereof no dishonour can dedounde to the illustre race of our noble kinges and Princes, ne yet to the blemishinge of the fame of that noble kinge, eternized for his victories and vertues in the auncient Annales, Chronicles and Monuments, forren and domesticall,

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  • FAMEUX, EUSE, renommé; célèbre; illustre; extraordinaire.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • REMBRANDT, illustre peintre de l'école hollandaise (1606-1669).

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  • Also the opposite of lustre.

    April 22, 2011

  • "To illustrate." --Cent. Dict.

    April 21, 2011