eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing: He is preeminent in his profession.
Also, pre-eminent.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin praeēminent- (stem of praeēminēns), present participle of praeēminēre to project forward, be prominent. See pre-, eminent

preeminently, adverb

distinguished, peerless, supreme. See dominant. Unabridged
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greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist" [syn: leading

to a preeminent degree; with superiority or distinction above others; in a preeminent manner; "a wide variety of pre-eminently contemporary scenes" [syn: pre-eminently
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Example sentences
She is preeminently the poet among the novelists of the century.
Cognitive-cultural systems of production and work come to ground preeminently
  in large city regions.
Indeed many of our people regard the state as preeminently a residential
This, of course, is preeminently the duty of local law enforcement.
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