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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
The Moerlein Lager House was recently chosen out of hundreds of breweries as Ohio Brewery of the Year by the prestigious New York International Beer Competition and earned top commendations for its beers.
Several teachers urged her to apply to Oberlin College, a prestigious liberal arts school in Ohio that offers generous financial aid to undocumented students.
And this year, the Academy Awards has decided to give the actor – and his co-presenter, Faye Dunaway – a second chance at handing out the most prestigious award of the night.
Here is an all-inclusive list of the only six horror films to receive a nomination for the night’s most prestigious award, best picture.
And the most prestigious Best-Seller Award went to the Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots, which are stickers that go on top of blemishes to prevent picking and reduce inflammation.
The Douglas High School winter guard squad was scheduled to perform at the prestigious Winter Guard International regional competition in Tampa on Saturday.
The Bees made their rounds at some of the most prestigious clubs and halls...
Thirty British publishers have signed a letter urging the foundation behind the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, to exclude American writers from consideration.
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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."
Origin and Etymology of prestigious
First Known Use: 1546See Words from the same year
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