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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
A former dean of two prestigious international business schools, he is scheduled to join UM on July 1.
Lescure attended the prestigious École Polytechnique and also earned a degree from the London School of Economics.
After several months in detention in Denmark, Chung Yoo-ra is returning to her home country to be questioned about bribery allegations involving corporate giant Samsung as well as her studies at a prestigious Korean university.
Kansas men’s basketball strength coach Andrea Hudy will soon be receiving a prestigious national honor.
Regarded as cinema’s most prestigious festival, Cannes is celebrating its 70th anniversary.
The Dean & DeLuca Invitational is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour and one of the biggest annual events in Fort Worth.
Rick, whose full name was Frederic Lyman, was 11 years her senior, and her teacher at Phillips Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Andover, Mass.
Attendees will be the first to know which businesses placed in the prestigious Idaho Private 100 list, and will enjoy lunch with those being recognized.
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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
Latin praestigiosus, from praestigiae
First Known Use: 1546See Words from the same year
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