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notability

[noh-tuh-bil-i-tee] /ˌnoʊ təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural notabilities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being notable; distinction; prominence.
2.
a notable or prominent person.
Origin of notability
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English notabilite. See notable, -ity
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  • A notability before starting for Greece, he returned from the pilgrimage, to spring to the highest pinnacle of fame.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • All that went on they had their share in, and a kind of acquaintance with every notability.

    Royal Edinburgh Margaret Oliphant
  • But when one marks its date, its notability is enhanced impressively.

  • He recognized, in those lines of opposing counsel, an array of notability.

    The Tempering Charles Neville Buck
  • He was an eighteenth century notability, a native of Horsforth, near Leeds, and born in 1734.

  • He came of good family of county rank, and his personal character raised him to the eminence of a notability in Staffordshire.

    The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood
  • Mary has infected me with her notability, and I'm going to work mamma a footstool.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Mrs. Maldon had risen to welcome him with the punctilious warmth due to an old gentleman, a trustee, and a notability.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • The other women, too, were worshipers of notability, and Rose knew she had raised a wave of admiration.

    Rose MacLeod Alice Brown
  • In time he may have the "ear-marks" of notability but, as Lincoln said: "You can't fool all of the people all of the time."

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
British Dictionary definitions for notability

notability

/ˌnəʊtəˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being notable
2.
a distinguished person; notable
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Word Origin and History for notability
n.

late 14c., from Old French notabilite, from Medieval Latin *notabilitatem (nominative *notabilitas), from Latin notabilis (see notable).

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