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great

adjective (FAMOUS)    /ɡreɪt/ approving
B2 famous, powerful, or important as one of a particular type: a great politician/leader/artist/man/woman This is one of Rembrandt's greatest paintings. Who do you think is the greatest modern novelist?Very important or urgent greatness     /ˈɡreɪt.nəs/ noun [U] B2 skill and importance: Her greatness as a writer is unquestioned.Skill, talent and ability
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