noun:someone who has won an important prize or honor for achievement in an art or science
noun:the recipient of honor or recognition for achievement in an art or science
verb:to crown with or as if with a 'laurel' wreath for excellence or achievement
synonyms: crowned, distinguished, honourable
a Nobel 'laureate'
(..) Mr. President, Dr. King. Mr. President. Dr. King. Well, I'll tell you. I'm a tall son-of-a-bitch, but this close to the new Nobel laureate and with all those other trinkets you've been collecting lately, I feel tits-high to a puppy dog. Well, thank you, Mr. President. Mr. White. (..)