One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I don't know how many of the 3,000 or so prospective students are from rural roots, but I know many of those who were from small towns would have left in awe at the illustriousness and size of the university.’
- ‘Even flawlessly fruitful lands will lessen their yields when forced to support the body of one who lacks illustriousness.’
- ‘Nobility is the ‘antiquity, splendour, and illustriousness of families, coats of arms, titles, dignities,’ Scipione Ammirato wrote in defence of the autonomies of Neapolitan feudal barons in 1580.’
- ‘But their impact on the area, and the illustriousness of their architect surely justify salvation.’
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