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Now given his eminence in ancient times, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Roman identified him with one of their own syncretic Greco-Roman deities – Apollo, the archetype of the youthful god of light.

In other words, Svarog could have been venerated as a creator deity, whose eminence was probably reduced with the passage of time.

Perhaps Saturday’s weather might not have achieved equal eminence, but it did score high for mildness and for overcast.

He opens his treatise, Nicomachean Ethics, by reviewing the various contenders for the good life — pleasure, honor, wealth, health or eminence — eventually arriving at “eudaimonia,” essentially human flourishing.

He sounded like neither the directorial eminence revered for his chronicles of gangsters, rockers and New York after dark, nor like good ol’ Marty, universally beloved champion of film preservation and benefactor to auteurs the world over.

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“He was very bitter,” says longtime Granite State Republican eminence and former state attorney general Tom Rath.

The eminence was asked, the next morning, “Well, you've met the young Yeats— what did you think of him?”

Or, in the case of Bob Dole, they retired to a sort of a bipartisan eminence and were mostly forgotten.

Tayoun served almost three years, but remained an eminence on the Philadelphia political scene.

“Mr. de la Renta is far more a hot dog than an eminence grise of American fashion” Horyn wrote in her review.

All parties have borne testimony to the value of his services, and the eminence of his talents.

He who has attained it grows giddy, and the fiercest winds are summoned to blow him from his eminence.

He was the son of a miller, and raised himself to eminence by his great talent and genius as a painter.

There was another theory promulgated many years back by certain people of some degree of eminence in their own walk in life.

We did not perceive the little town until we had surmounted the last eminence and were in its immediate vicinity.


On this page you'll find 143 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to eminence, such as: greatness, prestige, prominence, renown, authority, and celebrity.

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