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Definition standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • She is an eminent scholar.
eminent = standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • eminent members of the community
  • an eminent physician
  • an eminent peak
  • It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.
    Joseph Addison
  • The Judge, beyond all question, was a man of eminent respectability.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • eminent = standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • Thus it was with the men of rank, on whom their eminent position imposed the guardianship of the public morals.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • eminent = standing above others in reputation
  • What eminent sociologists!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • eminent = standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • Gilgamesh is the most glorious of heroes, Gilgamesh is most eminent among men.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • eminent = standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • This always pleased the eminently practical friend.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • eminently = with high standing
  • In the latter part of the last century there lived a man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy, who...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • eminent = person standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • And bow'd his eminent top to their low ranks,
    Shakespeare, William  --  All's Well that End's Well
  • Churchill had been recommended to the medical skill of an eminent person there
    Austen, Jane  --  Emma
  • He had the advice of an eminent oculist; and he eventually recovered the sight of that one eye.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I ran across him in the street and congratulated him on the knighthood with which his eminent services during the war had been rewarded.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • He did not turn aside to the cottage, but pushed on to an eminence, whence he could see over the whole quarter that had once been Eustacia's home.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He conducts his house without enterprise, but with eminent decorum.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • During that time he was greeted by over two hundred eminent teachers and educators from all parts of the United States.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • An eminent and scholarly bishop!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Indeed, I may say—without vanity, I hope—that I held something like pre-eminence among them.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau

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