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or pre-eminent

[pree-em-uh-nuh nt] /priˈɛm ə nənt/
eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing:
He is preeminent in his profession.
Origin of preeminent
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin praeēminent- (stem of praeēminēns), present participle of praeēminēre to project forward, be prominent. See pre-, eminent
Related forms
preeminently, adverb
distinguished, peerless, supreme. See dominant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sunday to the commercial traveler, if to no others, is preeminently a day of rest.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
  • And this is preeminently the case when the motion is downwards.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • It is preeminently a work of the present time and of the future as well.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • As the dramatist is preeminently a painter of manners, many of his portraits are masterly.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • It may not have appeared to be a novel or perhaps brilliant conception, but it has turned out to be preeminently sound.

  • Christianity arose in what was preeminently a miracle-working age.

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • Among the hardy youths of the Northern Athens I had been preeminently distinguished for feats of activity and strength.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Of this epoch, Le Conte says, "It was preeminently an age of reptiles."

    Gospel Philosophy J. H. Ward
  • This meekness of wisdom Elder Knowles preeminently possessed.

    Gathering Jewels James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
  • Specimens of the dialects in their older stages, preeminently scanty.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham

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