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eminent
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • He also erected a very eminent structure, to wit: a dogcart on a mud road.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (49% in)
  • The fortress was eminently suited to its purpose, with stout, brick walls, a few slits wide enough for sentries, ramparts behind which defending archers could hide, and corner turrets from which boiling oil could be poured upon the attacker—should such an emergency arise in an institute of learning.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (40% in)
  • Keating listened to the speeches with interest; when he heard the endless sentences about "young men as the hope of American Architecture" and "the future opening its golden gates," he knew that he was the hope and his was the future, and it was pleasant to hear this confirmation from so many eminent lips.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (31% in)
  • But she chatted about penniless girls who hooked brilliant young men, about promising boys whose careers had been wrecked by marriage to the wrong woman; and she read to him every newspaper account of a celebrity divorcing his plebeian wife who could not live up to his eminent position.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (64% in)
  • He was an eminent young poet.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • Your professional qualifications make you eminently eligible.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (72% in)
  • Gradually, one of his many activities began to stand out among the others: he became known as an eminent critic of architecture.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (70% in)
  • Your father is Guy Francon, the eminent architect?
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (87% in)
  • Being, in addition, an outstanding authority on architecture, you are eminently qualified to give us what I shall call, with all deference, the feminine angle on this case.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (88% in)
  • He asked to be connected with an eminent Senator in Washington.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (10% in)
  • He was an eminent drama critic.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (14% in)
  • But I feel better about it when I think of what you did to those eminent civic leaders.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (77% in)

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