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luminary

noun

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1 a ball-shaped gaseous celestial body that shines by its own light
  • awed by the vast number of luminaries in the night sky

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2 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about
  • luminaries from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and politics were at the gala

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luminary

adjective

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“Luminary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/luminary. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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