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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMINENT

These roads were established by the power of eminent domain.

On your head, most eminent Archbishop, is the whole responsibility.

This work has a vast circulation, and is respected by eminent men.

The Transfiguration, by Raphael, is an eminent example of this peculiar merit.

Eminent scientists will be found on both sides of this question.

And these, as I was telling you, are supposed to be the most eminent professors of their time.

The following day an eminent specialist did the same things.

Was there anything surprising in the fact that eminent persons should call at her house?

They are, as a rule, set to attractive music, often by eminent musicians.

The statement is made on the assurance of eminent Catholics.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French éminent (13c.) or directly from Latin eminentem (nominative eminens), present participle of eminere "stand out, project," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + minere, related to mons "hill" (see mount (n.)). Related: Eminently. Legal eminent domain recorded from 1738.

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