famously famously  /ˈfeɪ məs li/


  1. (adv) in a manner or to an extent that is well known
  2. (adv) extremely well


  1. But while they were famously Catholic, the hard-living Kennedys weren't known for being famously devout.
  2. The hard part is predicting what the famously fickle teenage girls will next anoint as kawaii.
  3. Thousands of people gather on Norlin Quad at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where the April 20 date has been famously marked for years.


  1. Theater review: 'Venus in Fur' seductive fun

    Oscar Wilde famously said: “Everything in the world is about sex except sex — sex is about power.” That paradox is well-established in David Ives’ dark comedy “Venus in Fur.”
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times

  2. History Shows Gold May Drop To As Low As $900 An Oz.---And Still Remain In A Bull Market

    Winston Churchill is famously known for having said, "The further back you look, the further ahead you can see," and indeed, historical precedent is one of the few tools we have at our disposal when studying major market trends, and in today's case, the trend in gold.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: GoldSeek.com

  3. The NHL's Best And Worst Teams For The Buck

    San Jose has famously made a heartbreaking habit out of deep, fruitless playoff runs, but that success coupled with middle-of-the-pack spending has made the Sharks the best NHL team for the buck since the last lockout.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "Famously, they're saying in 2007 that homophobia is not an issue," Amaechi said. "While (Hardaway) is not a representative of the NBA or of straight men, there's no point pretending it's not an opinion that is out there."
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: John Amaechi Source: Forbes

  2. Mendes said: "It seems to me to be one of the great 20th-century lives: he was famously generous, with his extraordinary and unstinting work for his charities, he was a passionate advocate for the adrenaline and danger of his beloved racing cars, he...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Sam Mendes Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "It is this transition from an excess of greed to an excess of fear that President Roosevelt had in mind when he famously observed that the only thing we had to fear was fear itself," Summers said.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Lawrence Summers Source: FOXNews

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affectation affectation
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