Definitions

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  • adverb In a preeminent manner.

Etymologies

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preeminent +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In order to think more creatively, imaginatively and strategically, we need to cultivate a more intuitive, metaphorical attention that calls preeminently on the right hemisphere of the brain.

    Be Excellent at Anything

  • In order to think more creatively, imaginatively and strategically, we need to cultivate a more intuitive, metaphorical attention that calls preeminently on the right hemisphere of the brain.

    Be Excellent at Anything

  • In order to think more creatively, imaginatively and strategically, we need to cultivate a more intuitive, metaphorical attention that calls preeminently on the right hemisphere of the brain.

    The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working

  • He has been referred to as preeminently the biblical theologian of his age.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • It is remarkable to notice in the history of French cathedrals how many of them were rebuilt just at the time when the pointed style, which may be called preeminently the Christian style of architecture, had come to birth almost simultaneously in various countries of Europe.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 3 France and the Netherlands, Part 1

  • (if indeed the word can be applied to what is really a catalogue of the results of a transcendental intuition) of the essential difference between the reason and the understanding -- a distinction which Coleridge has himself elsewhere described as preeminently the _gradus ad philosophiam, _ and might well have called its _pons asinorum.

    English Men of Letters: Coleridge

  • I don't myself find these questions entirely uninteresting, but are they really the preeminently "serious" kinds of questions a writer of fiction can pursue?

    Saying Something

  • Barack Obama was elected president of the United States because a great many people, especially young people, believed he was preeminently on the side of social justice.

    Dan Agin: Ship of State or Ship of Fools? Barack Obama and Social Justice

  • Holy Scripture is not preeminently "a" book, but a witness to the word of God, which was sent forth to us in Christ.

    Fr. von Balthasar: People "need to recognize the incomparable, the unique character of the Gospel"

  • Perhaps ironically, the most important advice to the tea-party movement and GOP candidates on how to handle this situation comes from Franklin Roosevelt: "This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly . . . let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

    Achilles' Heel and the Diverse, Amorphous Tea Party

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