American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Eminence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as eminence.
- n. prominence or relative importance
- n. obsolete eminence
- n. obsolete a height or prominence; an elevated point
- n. obsolete a point in which one excels; a forte
- n. obsolete an outstanding quality
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. State of being eminent; eminence.
“It may be put in the plural number by way of eminency, which is frequent in the”
“As you yourself acknowledge, the Patriarchs of Rome did not start claiming pre-eminency until late in the first millenium.”
“Mr bluesky, you articulate the hope of American space eminency very well.”
“And so we have the creation of matter by a powerful thought, which is that the materialists stick at; for if they suppose one single thinking atom to have produced all the rest of matter, they cannot ascribe that pre-eminency to it upon any other account than that of its thinking, the only supposed difference.”
“The first is, to allege the opinions of men, whose parts, learning, eminency, power, or some other cause has gained a name, and settled their reputation in the common esteem with some kind of authority.”
“With people of a particular profession, or of a distinguished eminency in any branch of learning, one is not at a loss; but with those, whether men or women, who properly constitute what is called the beau monde, one must not choose deep subjects, nor hope to get any knowledge above that of orders, ranks, families, and court anecdotes; which are therefore the proper (and not altogether useless) subjects of that kind of conversation.”
“It consists chiefly (but by no means without exception) of people of considerable birth, rank, and character; for people of neither birth nor rank are frequently, and very justly admitted into it, if distinguished by any peculiar merit, or eminency in any liberal art or science.”
“All of them being there set downe in a round ring, and the Queen in the middest, as being the appointed place of eminency, she spake:”
“We are dealing with a different type of accused, we don't have many former presidents in this country, and not many priests involved in sodomy," Chikumira said, adding that even his eminency on the international scene added attraction to the case.”
“If the people of our charge must ` teach and admonish and exhort each other daily, 'no doubt teachers may do it to one another, without any super-eminency of power or degree.”
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