famously

adverb
fa·​mous·​ly | \ ˈfā-məs-lē How to pronounce famously (audio) \

Definition of famously

1 : in a celebrated manner
2 : in a superlative fashion
3 : to an unusual degree : very

Examples of famously in a Sentence

The executive famously insisted on riding the bus to work every day.

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Son, a famously long-term thinker who has outlined 30- and 300-year plans for humanity, could conceivably brush off a poor showing for WeWork as a bump along the long road toward changing the world. Sarah Mcbride, Fortune, "The Plunging Valuation of WeWork’s IPO Is Causing Major Stress for Its Biggest Investor," 6 Sep. 2019 Son, a famously long-term thinker who has outlined 30- and 300-year plans for humanity, could conceivably brush off a poor showing for WeWork as a bump along the long road toward changing the world. Los Angeles Times, "WeWork IPO turns contentious at SoftBank’s Vision Fund," 6 Sep. 2019 Revenge dressing really came into the spotlight when Princess Diana famously wore a strapless black dress on the same night Prince Charles publicly admitted to cheating on her. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "The 8 Best Celebrity Breakup Looks," 13 Aug. 2019 Tommy Taylor - Busby famously signed Taylor for £29,999 in 1953 to avoid saddling the 21-year-old centre forward with the expectation of being a £30,000 player. SI.com, "Sir Matt Busby: The Legendary Scot Who Built Modern Man Utd's All-Time Best XI," 1 Aug. 2019 Walter Cronkite famously signed-off each night from the CBS Evening News. Washington Post, "‘Time to shake things up’: Norah O’Donnell takes over at ratings-challenged CBS Evening News.," 11 July 2019 After the 1976 season, Jackson famously signed with the George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin New York Yankees, where third baseman Graig Nettles wore No. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Kevin Durant changes uniform number post-Warriors; he’s not the first one," 8 July 2019 Those are the uniforms that Ted Kluszewski famously wore with sleeves. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Sonny Gray gives pitching coach Derek Johnson credit for him making the All-Star team," 7 July 2019 While James Madison famously argued in Federalist No. Fred Bauer, National Review, "What the Nationalism vs. Liberalism Debate Misses," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of famously

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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famously

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of famously

: in a way that is known by many people : in a famous manner

famously

adverb
fa·​mous·​ly | \ ˈfā-məs-lē\

Kids Definition of famously

: very well We got along famously.

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