Though Joe Barton, who saliently said that President Obama was mistreating BP after the oil spill, also deserves consideration.
A lot has changed in those three weeks—most saliently, that Republican voters now clearly disagree with Coulter.
All the pictures, in gold frames, saliently depict faces and sundry accessories.
This solicitude about little things is most saliently in evidence in the military domain.
To Dale's mind, however, there was something else of a saliently differentiating character.
The steamer was distinct but immaterial, saliently accentuated, as a phantom.
It stands as saliently alone as a meteoric boulder in a meadow.
1560s, "leaping," a heraldic term, from Latin salientem (nominative saliens), present participle of salire "to leap," from PIE root *sel- (4) "to jump" (cf. Greek hallesthai "to leap," Middle Irish saltraim "I trample," and probably Sanskrit ucchalati "rises quickly").
It was used in Middle English as an adjective meaning "leaping, skipping." The meaning "pointing outward" (preserved in military usage) is from 1680s; that of "prominent, striking" first recorded 1840, from salient point (1670s), which refers to the heart of an embryo, which seems to leap, and translates Latin punctum saliens, going back to Aristotle's writings. Hence, the "starting point" of anything.
1828, from salient (adj.).