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  • adj. the eminent, distinguished, or powerful.

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Examples

  • However, on account of the great power which the Estates had acquired in his dominions John Sigismund was not able to undertake a vigorous policy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The community life, established under Schenoudi, the great disciple of St. Pachomius, added an explicit promise of fidelity to certain precepts.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Then my friend Dan Kazin, the craftiest of us all, told us he had figured out how to climb into the enormous uprights that supported the great span of the Manhattan Bridge.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • We also separated from them by thousands of years should be convinced by two irrefragable proofs among others: the great phenomenon of Messianism culminating in Christ and the Church, and the excellence of the religious and moral teaching of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • These protectories have established working boys 'homes, like St. Philip's of New York City, St. James' of Baltimore, the Working Boys 'Home of Chicago, and other places, where the children may be safely housed and fed, taught manners, trained in the amenities of life, and somewhat accustomed to the use of money and economic conditions before they become incorporated in the great mass of citizenship.

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  • These two dynastic families, Wettin and Hohenzollern, were active competitors for the great spiritual principalities of the empire.

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  • Comitolus (d. 1626), and Philalethis (d. 1642), but the great body of the theologians of the end of the sixteenth and of the first half of the seventeenth century were on the side of Medina.

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  • The progress of the war in the east did not equal the great expectations aroused by the success at Leuthen.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Eschatology -- The constant subjects of the great prophetic predictions of Israel, the punishment of the guilty nations, and the realization for all of the ancient promises.

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  • She believed in the wisdom of Sir William Osler, the Canadian physician revered as the father of modern medicine, who said that “the good physician treats the disease: the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

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