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- Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, The Famous Historie of Troylus and Cresseid. […] (First Quarto), London: […] G[eorge] Eld for R[ichard] Bonian and H[enry] Walley, […], published 1609, OCLC 951696502, [Act II, scene ii]:
- She is a theame of honour and renowne, / A ſpurre to valiant and magnanimous deeds, / Whoſe preſent courage may beate downe our foes, / And fame in time to come canonize us, [...]
- 1700, [John] Dryden, “Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight’s Tale. In Three Books.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 228732415, book I, page 3:
- [...] Nor envy we / Thy great Renown, nor grudge thy Victory; / 'Tis thine, O King, th' Afflicted to redreſs, / And Fame has fill'd the World with thy Succeſs; [...]
- 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
- There sleep the mighty dead as in life they slept, warriors and princes of high renown.
- 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, New York: Viking, Chapter Three, p. 63,
- [...] one day local fame would become world renown [...]
- (obsolete) Reports of nobleness or achievements; praise.
Fame or wide recognition