prestigious was our Word of the Day on 11/21/2012. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of prestigious in a Sentence
a nutritional study that has been published by a prestigious medical journal
the most prestigious social club in town
Recent Examples of prestigious from the Web
Animal history has in fact grown into a major subfield, with articles published in prestigious journals, classes taught at dozens of top universities, and a new Animal History Museum in development outside Los Angeles.
In addition to teaming up with marquee actresses and directors, Apple has also recruited executives with industry clout — clear signs, according to Cryan, that Apple is serious about going toe-to-toe with prestigious production companies.
As the team considered how best to analyze their results and test similar decisions in humans, studies on sunk cost landed on the front pages of some of the field’s most prestigious journals.
Art is also important, as evidenced by the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design.
Thapar, 49, graduated from Boston College and earned his law degree at the University of California — both prestigious, but not Ivy League.
About three months after Jesper was drafted, Adam opened eyes at the prestigious Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic with eight points in five games, including two assists in a victory over Team USA.
Ostrander was in a 3-Michelin-Star kitchen in Chicago prior to coming home, and DiPierro earned his stripes in The Kitchen and the prestigious Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena.
The 34-year-old mom-to-be — who is pregnant with her first child, due in October — was photographed arriving at the prestigious tennis tournament in a white eyelet Anna Mason dress with ruffle sleeves.
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Did You Know?
You may be surprised to learn that "prestigious" had more to do with trickery than with respect when it was first used in 1546. The earliest (now archaic) meaning of the word was "of, relating to, or marked by illusion, conjuring, or trickery." "Prestigious" comes to us from the Latin word praestigiosis, meaning "full of tricks" or "deceitful." The words "prestige" and "prestigious" are related, of course, though not as directly as you might think; they share a Latin ancestor, but they entered English by different routes. "Prestige," which was borrowed from French in 1656, initially meant "a conjurer's trick," but in the 19th century it developed an extended sense of "blinding or dazzling influence." That change in turn influenced "prestigious," which now means simply "illustrious or esteemed."
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