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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
Barnes was also the lone journalist to win two national first-place awards from the country's largest and most prestigious organization of education journalists.
Somehow, some way, Scherzer has become a better version of the guy who has celebrated the end of three of the last five seasons by placing the most prestigious individual award a pitcher can win on his mantle.
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Up-and-coming tech CEOs have long been making the pilgrimage here for an all-important 50-minute meeting with Andreessen Horowitz, among the most prestigious of the many VC firms that have set up shop in the area.
From a lack of star power to a noticeable dearth of the usual promotional billboards along the Croisette, the world's most prestigious film fest looked — and felt — much different this year.
Among its successful alumni, six startups have been accepted into Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious startup accelerators.
Plus Bharara would likely see becoming a state A.G. as a step down from his last job running the country’s most prestigious federal prosecutorial outpost.
London’s AIR Studios, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious recording facilities, has been put up for sale by its owners.
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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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