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Definition most important
  • The children's well-being is paramount.
paramount = most important
  • She's a one-issue voter for whom the abortion is paramount.
  • said Mrs Nickleby slowly, as if she were making a tremendous effort to recollect something of paramount importance;
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • ...she gave her reasons. Paramount among them that...
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • paramount = most important
  • Of course it matters! It's paramount.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • paramount = most important
  • So far as they touch on this case, absolute loyalty and truth are the ones paramount.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • When he mentioned Cumberland to me we were in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre waiting for Stella.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • This was my duty, but there was another still paramount to that.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Lord Paramount of the Trident, Sansa thought, and Lord of Harrenhul as well.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • But finding peace is paramount.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Certainly Lawson's jealousy was his paramount emotion.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • He shook his head feverishly, and clung to the paramount obsession.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • They'd set rules, and for each of them the need to abide by them was paramount.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Joffrey gave you Harrenhal, made you Lord Paramount of the Trident .... why ....
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • They are ordinarily men to whom forms are of paramount importance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • This paramount importance of gumption solves a problem of format of this Chautauqua.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In cases like that, says the doctor, a patient's rights are paramount.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • But it must be: the needs of the tribe are paramount.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • What do the circumstances of life matter if your dreams make you lord paramount of time and space?'
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Paramount, however, was secrecy.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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