Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an eminent degree; in a manner to attract observation; so as to be conspicuous and distinguished from others: as, to be eminently learned or useful.
  • As used by the older philosophical writers, in the highest possible degree; perfectly; absolutely; in a sovereign manner: said especially of the production of an effect by a cause infinitely superior to it.

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

  • adverb In an eminent manner; in a high degree; conspicuously.

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

  • adverb in an eminent or prominent manner
  • adverb to a great degree; notably, highly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an eminent manner

Etymologies

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eminent +‎ -ly

Examples

  • He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.

    Hard Times

  • Omaq-kat-tsa, carrying with it the meaning of Big Brave, is a name eminently fitting to Mountain Chief.

    The Vanishing Race

  • He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.

    Hard Times

  • He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.

    Hard Times

  • He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.

    Hard Times

  • The book is in eminently "bad style," and, with the assistance of the portrait upon the frontispiece, will to a great extent destroy those charming ideas which romance suggested of "la belle rebelle ...."

    Current Literature

  • The Italian man, it is true, has been often described as eminently reticent; and the northern popular conception represents him as apt to seek the attainment of his object by the concealment of it.

    A Siren

  • We have become, over some twenty years and more, so used to the Tories losing seats at by-elections and failing spectacularly to win eminently winnable seats at others, that the vibes emanating from Ealing Southall suggesting that The Tories 'charismatic candidate Tony Lit, a wealthy Sikh entrepreneur prominent in the area, might do well enough to come a very close second and even, whisper it not in Gath, to win the seat are beginning to waken the media up to a possible earthquake.

    Archive 2007-07-08

  • We have become, over some twenty years and more, so used to the Tories losing seats at by-elections and failing spectacularly to win eminently winnable seats at others, that the vibes emanating from Ealing Southall suggesting that The Tories 'charismatic candidate Tony Lit, a wealthy Sikh entrepreneur prominent in the area, might do well enough to come a very close second and even, whisper it not in Gath, to win the seat are beginning to waken the media up to a possible earthquake.

    Seismometers at the ready in Ealing Southall

  • The Emir was in the very flower of his age, and might perhaps have been termed eminently beautiful, but for the narrowness of his forehead and something of too much thinness and sharpness of feature, or at least what might have seemed such in a European estimate of beauty.

    The Talisman

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