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  • The power and influence of chieftaincy pervadedevery aspect of our lives in Mqhekezweni and was the preeminent means through which one could achieve influence and status.†   (source)
  • I suspect that AIDS might not be Nature's preeminent display of power.†   (source)
  • Her housemate, for example, was the first in her family to go to college, and there she was at one of the preeminent private colleges in the United States.†   (source)
  • Grantland Rice, the preeminent sportswriter in the country, accused him of gross overconfidence.†   (source)
  • But this battle called for the preeminent amphibious warriors in the world.†   (source)
  • It was not titles that gave men preeminence in America, she had lectured the "haughty Scotchman" on her voyage to England and to the solid approval of her shipmates.†   (source)
  • We had come to a place where a twenty-year-old boy roared out his own divinity, and the Bible was put to the sword and the torch to illustrate the preeminence of discipline.†   (source)
  • In my imagination these blinding halos of terror and beauty rung him, or maybe they were the same, as though he were limited somehow by his own unbearable preeminence and in that way given over to a doom in his life.†   (source)
  • Ford's may be the city's preeminent stage, but business has been extremely slow this week.†   (source)
  • It was to be a true partnership, though for obvious reasons Rousseau would retain preeminence over any aspects of the operation that touched French soil.†   (source)
  • It was preeminently the smell of the human body after it had been used to the limit, such a smell as has meaning and poignance for any athlete, just as it has for any lover.   (source)
  • He was in high spirits, doing everything with happy ease, and preeminent in all the lively turns, quick resources, and playful impudence that could do honour to the game; and the round table was altogether a very comfortable contrast to the steady sobriety and orderly silence of the other.   (source)
    preeminent = surpassing others
  • Will not you engage to attend with your eyes steadily fixed on him the whole time—as I shall do—not to lose a word; or only looking off just to note down any sentence preeminently beautiful?   (source)
    preeminently = in a manner that surpasses others in status, ability, or possession of a notable characteristic
  • Lowe-arguably the world's preeminent all-around climber-was hired to be Sandy's personal guide, a job for which he was paid a substantial sum.†   (source)
  • My family was in its usual place of preeminence, and I stood at the front of that great throng, my eyes fixed upon the door.†   (source)
  • Dick started to cite its preeminence in the Revolutionary War, but this quickly led to a staggering amount of new material.†   (source)
  • No, replied the Little Giant, but "he is preeminently a man of the atmosphere that surrounds him."†   (source)
  • Aunt Bertha, Nathan, the rabbi, the cellar, Leo, the beads-all swooped upon him, warred for preeminence in his brain.†   (source)
  • Although his métier was politics and not business, Lincoln was a preeminent example of that self-help which Americans have always so admired.†   (source)
  • To these men bred on the desert keen sight was preeminently the chief of gifts.†   (source)
  • I see no distinct grounds for classical studies being given a preeminence over scientific studies.†   (source)
  • …gentlemen,' I said, 'the impulse that prompts me to consider, in all modesty, your unexpected and probably undeserved honor is the fact that it seems to me that what Congress needs is more forward-looking scientists to plan and more genuine trained business men to execute the improvements demanded by our evolving commonwealth, and also the possibility of persuading the Boys there at Washington of the preeminent and crying need of a Secretary of Health who shall completely control—'†   (source)
  • But very long ago, owing to the advance in gunnery making hand-to-hand encounters less frequent and giving to nitre and sulphur the preeminence over steel, that function ceased; the Master-at-arms of a great war-ship becoming a sort of Chief of Police, charged among other matters with the duty of preserving order on the populous lower gun decks.†   (source)
  • He was preeminently cunning, and could bide his time with a patience that was nothing less than primitive.†   (source)
  • Even Josie Pye attained a certain preeminence as the sharpest-tongued young lady in attendance at Queen's.†   (source)
  • My one regret at this time is that I have not given Him the preeminence in my life while I had the opportunity to work for Him.†   (source)
  • You attempted a while ago to help us understand a Christian individualism founded in the dualism between God and the world, and tried to prove its preeminence over all politically determined morality.†   (source)
  • To him, the spirit lodged within Billy, and looking out from his welkin eyes as from windows, that ineffability it was which made the dimple in his dyed cheek, suppled his joints, and dancing in his yellow curls made him preeminently the Handsome Sailor.†   (source)
  • I am far from supposing that the American laws are preeminently good in themselves; I do not hold them to be applicable to all democratic peoples; and several of them seem to be dangerous, even in the United States.†   (source)
  • The third circle with which Anna had ties was preeminently the fashionable world—the world of balls, of dinners, of sumptuous dresses, the world that hung on to the court with one hand, so as to avoid sinking to the level of the demi-monde.†   (source)
  • No one quicker than Rosamond to see causes and effects which lay within the track of her own tastes and interests: she had seen clearly Lydgate's preeminence in Middlemarch society, and could go on imaginatively tracing still more agreeable social effects when his talent should have advanced him; but for her, his professional and scientific ambition had no other relation to these desirable effects than if they had been the fortunate discovery of an ill-smelling oil.†   (source)
  • Above this floor was a large atelier, which had been increased in size by pulling down the partitions—a pandemonium, in which the artist and the dandy strove for preeminence.†   (source)
  • It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.†   (source)
  • One stop brought us into the family sitting-room, without any introductory lobby or passage: they call it here 'the house' preeminently.†   (source)
  • More than this (for it had not been Isabel's ill-fortune to go through life without meeting in her own sex several persons of whom no less could fairly be said), she was rare, superior and preeminent.†   (source)
  • The combination of a certain adroitness with deep-seated earnestness, of tact with consummate ability, gave him his preeminence, and helps him maintain it.†   (source)
  • There was in the two ways in which "Master Jacques" was pronounced on the one hand, and the "master" by preeminence on the other, the difference between monseigneur and monsieur, between ~domine~ and ~domne~.†   (source)
  • Though in many natural objects, whiteness refiningly enhances beauty, as if imparting some special virtue of its own, as in marbles, japonicas, and pearls; and though various nations have in some way recognised a certain royal preeminence in this hue; even the barbaric, grand old kings of Pegu placing the title "Lord of the White Elephants" above all their other magniloquent ascriptions of dominion; and the modern kings of Siam unfurling the same snow-white quadruped in the royal…†   (source)
  • "Yes," said the Templar, "I am, Rebecca, as thou hast spoken me, untaught, untamed—and proud, that, amidst a shoal of empty fools and crafty bigots, I have retained the preeminent fortitude that places me above them.†   (source)
  • …origin; whereas it is more than probable, that could we take off the dark covering of antiquities, and trace them to their first rise, that we should find the first of them nothing better than the principal ruffian of some restless gang, whose savage manners or preeminence in subtlety obtained the title of chief among plunderers; and who by increasing in power, and extending his depredations, overawed the quiet and defenseless to purchase their safety by frequent contributions.†   (source)
  • Away with those who assert that letters have the preeminence over arms; I will tell them, whosoever they may be, that they know not what they say.†   (source)
  • 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.†   (source)
  • For all men praise the dead, and, however preeminent your virtue may be, I do not say even to approach them, and avoid living their rivals and detractors, but when a man is out of the way, the honor and goodwill which he receives is unalloyed.†   (source)
  • Nor is it to be imagined, if this obstacle could be surmounted, that the neighboring powers would suffer a revolution to take place which would give to the empire the force and preeminence to which it is entitled.†   (source)
  • To the People of the State of New York: IT IS not a little remarkable that in every case reported by ancient history, in which government has been established with deliberation and consent, the task of framing it has not been committed to an assembly of men, but has been performed by some individual citizen of preeminent wisdom and approved integrity.†   (source)
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