Sunday's event would have been much better served had its illustrious panel reckoned honestly with this question.
Stephan Talty, author of The illustrious Dead, describes how the coming germ attack could unfold.
Downton Abbey, she said, stands out in her long and illustrious career because of “its universal appeal.”
1560s, from Latin illustris "lighted, bright, brilliant;" figuratively "distinguished, famous," probably a back-formation from illustrare "embellish, distinguish, make famous" (see illustration). Sometimes also illustrous. Replaced illustre in same sense (mid-15c.), from Middle French illustre.