Usage examples for Famed

  1. At the beginning of last century, Hexham was famed for its glove- making: but that industry has forsaken the town for many years. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  2. To this the peculiar character of the monastery of Einsiedeln, as a far- famed place of pilgrimage, contributed. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  3. This colossal statue, fifty- three feet high, was famed, as long as the Egyptian priesthood lasted, for sending forth musical sounds every morning at sunrise, when first touched by the sun's rays; and no traveller ever visited Thebes without listening for these remarkable notes. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  4. But, she added, it would please her much better, if while the king looked on, she might in sport, with her own hands, set fire to the court of that Xerxes who reduced the city of Athens to ashes, that it might be recorded to posterity, that the women who followed Alexander had taken a severer revenge on the Persians for the sufferings and affronts of Greece, than all the famed commanders had been able to do by sea or land. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  5. The enemy soon discovered from some men, whom they had unfortunately taken, what the regiments were that were opposed to them- and with all that cunning which the Yankees are famed for, instantly turned it to the best account- for in several places they advanced in bodies, crying out at the same time, " Come on, my brave 85th!" – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  6. The sage and I were present in Calcutta's Kalighat Temple, whither I had gone to view its famed magnificence. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  7. Bold Wesselenyi- stalwart knight, Young, famed and wondrous fair, With a thousand men besieged the height, And led the bravest there. – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  8. The traveler was some noted English lord who had come to Bleiberg to shoot the famed golden pheasant, and had secured a second- class compartment in order to demonstrate his incognito. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  9. On every suitable occasion he would bring them out in state, and thus try to save the world- famed dignity of the Babus of Nayanjore. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  10. The Christians had their St. Isidore, a famed historian and theological writer, and the Moriscoes acclaimed the sagacious El Begi, 'whose knowledge was a marvel. – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  11. I at once sent him to town with sufficient goods to pay his doctor's bill, and his relations did all in their power to have him properly cured, taking him many miles to visit certain Ngangas famed for the cure of this fell disease. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  12. Where was that learning for which he was so famed? – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  13. He bowed with the stately elegance for which he was famed. – Terribly Intimate Portraits by Noël Coward
  14. Betty's famed chestnuts supply no leaf for Talbot's tread. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  15. In a part of the forest shut off for the giant's own hunting ground, are three deer, famed for their size and speed. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison