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  • n. Plural form of eminence.


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  • It was also another case of cap-doffing to unelected 'eminences' whose support could prove politically useful to - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • "eminences" of Europe or the United States. i do not know to what extent you may be affected by these evils, but we must take into account that the softening up, the introduction of individualistic habits, is one of the basic weapons used by imperialism against the peoples.


  • This week the fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch offered to pay Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino—one of the eminences of the reality smash/think tank "Jersey Shore"—to not wear its clothing.

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  • They are the eminences of the permanent political class.

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  • More than two dozen individual press conferences with the senior leadership of both campaigns and various eminences of both political parties had halted abruptly when Alex had bellowed his first obscenity at Haley.

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  • She upgraded to literary eminences — "kiss me," she demanded of the aged Victor Hugo, "on the mouth!"

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  • In "Office of the Dead," for example, the hooded figures in the background are clearly separated from the tonsured clerics in the middle-ground, who in turn stand apart from the robed eminences in the foreground.

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  • Add it all up and you have a disturbing number of financial eminences suddenly rushing to get clearinghouse warnings into the public record.

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  • But Keys was an excellent broadcaster, particularly on those meandering Champions League nights when, denuded of the one-paced Gray, he could instead coyly tease out the musings of a rotating triumvirate of stool-bound eminences: flinty, moreish Graeme Souness, the Tigger-like Jamie Redknapp and Ruud Gullit, whom I once saw refer to Keys as "a weasel" twice in 10 seconds, with no hint of fondness or irony.

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  • So he publicly opposed the hysterical warnings from financial eminences, similar to those we hear today.

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