Usage examples for celebrity

  1. Each little celebrity among the pianists keeps nowadays a shop of his own and all to himself. – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann
  2. His essay " On the Christian Doctrine of the Social Obligations" obtained for him, at the moment of its production, a certain celebrity in the University of Oxford; and it was understood in clerical and learned circles that young Mr. Rolles had in contemplation a considerable work - a folio, it was said - on the authority of the Fathers of the Church. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  3. Had this change marked the approaching return of his raving paroxysm, the lives of Numerian and Antonina would have been sacrificed the next moment; but all that it now denoted was the quickening of the lofty and obscure ideas of celebrity and success, of priestly honour and influence, of the splendour and glory of the gods, which had prompted his last words. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  4. His elegant mind had not the force, by his productions, to draw the celebrity he sighed after, to his hermitage. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  5. At the end of three days, the heroic boy, who afterward attained great celebrity as the minister and bosom friend of Henry, was released and protected. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  6. One carriage crowds another; it is as if a celebrity was to be buried. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  7. Then again, inquiries made in Germany revealed the fact that a certain M. Simpson was very well known in that country, where he had achieved great celebrity as a circus manager. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  8. He has become quite a social celebrity, the most illustrious of our investigating magistrates, and will soon be able to do or become whatever he pleases." – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  9. I was, however, convinced from what had occurred that she had met the Celebrity in the East, and perhaps known him. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. Not one of these entertainments passed without the hostess starting at every ring at the bell, and saying, with a triumphant expression, " It is he," meaning by " he," of course, some new celebrity. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  11. Mr. Allen, she cried to the Celebrity, you must stop here. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  12. Perhaps those dairymaids did not consider that they were paid to stand up when their employer and the visiting celebrity came into the milk- room, and so, unless they were civilly recognized- we don't say they weren't in this case- they thought they would do some of the ignoring, too. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  13. The celebrity doesn't like it- on very high grounds. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  14. Were there nothing else of Glacier, this spot would become in time itself a world celebrity. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  15. And now it was that her friendship was renewed with that other celebrity, whose philosophy ranged beyond his age and century, and probably beyond some centuries to come. – Mrs. Shelley by Lucy M. Rossetti
  16. A portrait of Madame de Portalais, exhibited about this time, drew all art- loving Paris around the new celebrity's canvas. – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory