toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

eminent
used in Henry VIII

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • You, that have so fair parts of woman on you, Have too a woman's heart, which ever yet Affected eminence, wealth, sovereignty; Which, to say sooth, are blessings; and which gifts, Saving your mincing, the capacity Of your soft cheveril conscience would receive, If you might please to stretch it.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — An ante-chamber of the Queen's apartments (27% in)
  • Surely, sir, There's in him stuff that puts him to these ends; For, being not propp'd by ancestry, whose grace Chalks successors their way, nor call'd upon For high feats done to the crown; neither allied To eminent assistants; but, spider-like, Out of his self-drawing web, he gives us note, The force of his own merit makes his way; A gift that heaven gives for him, which buys A place next to the King.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (35% in)

There are no more uses of "eminent" in Henry VIII.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®