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  • A number of them bore the autographs of men once prosilient in the city's history but long since gone down to disaster.

    The Sisters-In-Law

  • Henry Church, a famous satirist, muffled in a fur cloak, a small black silk handkerchief pinned about his lively face, stumped heavily into the room, fell in a heap on the floor against the opposite wall, and in a magnificent bass growled out the resentment of Ortrud, while a rising but not yet prosilient pianist, with a long blonde wig from Miss

    Black Oxen

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  • Not long ago I happened upon this marvelous online version of the OED which defines prosilient as "Outstanding, prominent."

    August 11, 2009

  • "Outstanding, prominent." -- OED

    Thanks.

    December 27, 2008

  • this word means outstanding you know

    November 17, 2008

  • This is in my list too. I love this word with such unrivalled compassion.

    November 17, 2008