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Definition of famous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  •  known about by many people a famous artist/hotel famous landmarks in San Francisco One day, I'll be rich and famous. So this is the famous dress! (= the one we have heard a lot about but have not seen). famous for something He became internationally famous for his novels. famous as something She was more famous as an actress than as a singer. see also fame, infamous, notorious, world-famous
  • Idioms
    famous last words (saying)
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    people sometimes say Famous last words! when they think someone is being too confident about something that is going to happen “Everything's under control.” “Famous last words!” This phrase refers to a collection of quotations of the dying words of famous people.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: famous

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