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preeminent
used in Arrowsmith

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outstanding or surpassing others in status, ability, or possession of a notable characteristic
  • ...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—'
    Chapter 22 (15% in)

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