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    Smile now-famous/famous

    The now-famous Cheshire cat made his debut in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in 1865.


    I suspect if I could omit now in (or from??) the above context without making a change in meaning. Thanks.

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    Re: now-famous/famous

    The meaning changes just slightly.
    "Now famous" indicates that this story was the origin of the Chesire cat, and he is famous because he appeared in the story.

    "Famous" just indicates that the Cheshire cat is famous or well-known.

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    Re: now-famous/famous

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    The meaning changes just slightly.
    "Now famous" indicates that this story was the origin of the Chesire cat, and he is famous because he appeared in the story.

    "Famous" just indicates that the Cheshire cat is famous or well-known.
    Thanks, Ouisch, for your explanation.
    But I'm still all at sea as for the now-famous part. Would you shed more light? Thanks again.

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