“He was very bitter,” says longtime Granite State Republican eminence and former state attorney general Tom Rath.
The eminence was asked, the next morning, “Well, you've met the young Yeats— what did you think of him?”
Forthwith a few examples, in no particular order of eminence.
“Mr. de la Renta is far more a hot dog than an eminence grise of American fashion” Horyn wrote in her review.
Tayoun served almost three years, but remained an eminence on the Philadelphia political scene.
There were only three ways at Rome in which a man could rise to eminence and power.
They could not now descend from the eminence on which they stood.
It seemed to Julian that it was not by the will of the Emperor, but by the will of the gods, that he had reached this eminence.
They ascended that eminence which is the pass into the Alpuxarras.
I like to see a man risen to eminence like you, having his heart in the right place.
c.1400, "projection, protuberance;" early 15c., "high or exalted position," from Old French eminence or directly from Latin eminentia "prominence, eminence," from eminentem (nominative eminens) "excellent, prominent" (see eminent).
As a title of honor (now only of cardinals) it is attested from 1650s. The original Éminence grise (French, literally "gray eminence") was François Leclerc du Trembley (1577-1638), confidential agent of Richelieu.
eminence em·i·nence (ěm'ə-nəns)
The projecting prominent part of an organ, especially a bone.