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eminent
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • He gave an impression of lassitude, and his nickname was eminently appropriate.
    15-16 — Chapters 15-16 (48% in)
  • ...only Shakespeare had a more splendid genius, and ending with a writer of prose whose view of life has affected profoundly the generation of which Philip was a member, had gone forth from its gates to achieve fame; it had produced one or two eminent lawyers, but eminent lawyers are common, and one or two soldiers of distinction; but during the three centuries since its separation from the monastic order it had trained especially men of the church, bishops, deans, canons, and above all...
    15-16 — Chapters 15-16 (3% in)
  • ...had a more splendid genius, and ending with a writer of prose whose view of life has affected profoundly the generation of which Philip was a member, had gone forth from its gates to achieve fame; it had produced one or two eminent lawyers, but eminent lawyers are common, and one or two soldiers of distinction; but during the three centuries since its separation from the monastic order it had trained especially men of the church, bishops, deans, canons, and above all country clergymen:...
    15-16 — Chapters 15-16 (3% in)
  • At last they came to an eminence from which they saw the valley of the Rhine spread out before them under the sun.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (97% in)
  • His friends told one an1 other that he was a man of excellent gifts, and he listened to them willingly when they prophesied his future eminence.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (65% in)
  • One or two are marked out as exceptionally brilliant: they will take the various prizes and scholarships which are open each year to the deserving, get one appointment after another at the hospital, go on the staff, take a consulting-room in Harley Street, and, specialising in one subject or another, become prosperous, eminent, and titled.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (9% in)
  • I do not ask you to come and see me, since my lodging is not of a magnificence fit for the reception of an eminent member of Monsieur Purgon's profession, but you will find me eating modestly any evening between seven and eight at a restaurant yclept Au Bon Plaisir in Dean Street.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (79% in)

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