On the campaign trail I learned many lessons, most prominently the enthusiasm with which voters reacted when told my age.
Names from Bruce Oldfield to Alice Temperley were prominently mentioned and debated.
Now those old fault lines are festering again, encouraged most prominently by Ron Paul and Glenn Beck.
mid-15c., "projecting, jutting out," from Latin prominentem (nominative prominens) "prominent," present participle of prominere "jut or stand out, be prominent, overhang," from pro- "before, forward" (see pro-) + minere "to project," from minae "projections, threats" (see menace (n.)). Meaning "conspicuous" is from 1759; that of "notable, leading" is from 1849. Related: Prominently.
prominent prom·i·nent (prŏm'ə-nənt)
Projecting outward or upward; protuberant.
Immediately noticeable; conspicuous.