Examples of usage:

  1. The sovereign, who was not afraid to introduce this illustrious citizen into the government of the state, could not but entertain the generous design of securing the happiness of his subjects, and respecting their rights. "Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  2. When they were with him the Marquis of Saint George said: " Duke, you should not be surprised to see us: our captain and the illustrious dukes, counts and marquis have sent us here. "The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc" by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  3. For this purpose reports of their brilliant reception and the marks of honor bestowed on them were spread everywhere- how often they had spoken with the Emperor and his brother- how often they had been summoned to confer with influential and illustrious men. "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
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