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Definition of Renown


  1. The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; -- always in a good sense.
  2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
  3. To make famous; to give renown to.

Renown Quotations

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Edward Young

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Samuel Daniel

If you are making money writing, you are doing great. If you can support yourself writing, you are a success. I don't care if you're writing textbooks or Pulitzer Prize-winning articles for weighty publications of world renown: If you're writing and it's paying the bills, consider yourself a successful writer.
Julie Klausner

To set the cause above renown.
Henry Newbolt

Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown... There's something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it's hard to take him seriously.
Maurice Sendak
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Renown Translations

renown in Dutch is onderscheiding
renown in Finnish is maine
renown in German is Ansehen {n}, Ruhm
renown in Latin is gloria, celebritas
renown in Spanish is renombre, hambre
renown in Swedish is ryktbarhet
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