“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.
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.