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illustrious
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
famous and admired; or worthy of admiration
  • If he considered her good enough to bring into the home of his friends, she thought-the illustrious friends whose names she had seen on the inaccessible mountain peaks that were the society columns of the newspapers-she could not embarrass him by wearing her old dress.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (25% in)
  • "The Twentieth Century Motor Company," said Lee Hunsacker, "was one of the most illustrious names in the history of American industry.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (48% in)
  • It is precisely because I have not forgotten it that I am speaking, 'Robert Stadler' is an illustrious name, which I would hate to see destroyed.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (31% in)
  • But what is an illustrious name nowadays?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (31% in)
  • -the last descendant of an illustrious name in our industrial history, the woman executive possible only in America, the Operating Vice-President of a great railroad-Miss Dagny Taggart!
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (74% in)

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