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eminent
used in 1776

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Definition
standing above others in attainment or reputation
  • The Howe brothers belonged to one of England's most eminent families.
    p. 76.3
  • "It seemed to be the principle employment of both armies to look at each other with spyglasses," wrote the eminent Loyalist Peter Oliver, former chief justice of the province.
    p. 28.1
  • John Dickinson of Pennsylvania, an eminent member of Congress who opposed the Declaration, had called it a "skiff made of paper."
    p. 136.8

There are no more uses of "eminent" in 1776.

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