from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Eminence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as eminence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State of being eminent; eminence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun prominence or relative importance
  • noun obsolete eminence
  • noun obsolete a height or prominence; an elevated point
  • noun obsolete a point in which one excels; a forte
  • noun obsolete an outstanding quality


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  • It may be put in the plural number by way of eminency, which is frequent in the

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • As you yourself acknowledge, the Patriarchs of Rome did not start claiming pre-eminency until late in the first millenium.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • Mr bluesky, you articulate the hope of American space eminency very well.

    Griffin Departure Nearing? - NASA Watch

  • 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.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • 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.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • 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.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • 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.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • 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:

    The Decameron

  • "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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.

    The Reformed Pastor


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