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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRE-EMINENT

He has been pre-eminent in the establishment and development of institutions.

She was pre-eminent in courage and military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes.

The eleventh chapter of the Hebrews is a pre-eminent Scripture.

Words like "pre-eminent," divided for the same reason, have already been noted.

They would remain the great, pre-eminent centre of national authority.

This is a pre-eminent means, not only of pleasure, but of improvement.

King Solomon, a man of pre-eminent genius, was mentally unbalanced.

As warblers of unusual colouring, the flycatcher-warblers are pre-eminent.

Of these seven there was one, a young but holy priest, whom the universal consent of his brethren recognized as pre-eminent.

It is there, after all, that she shines perennial and pre-eminent.

WORD ORIGIN

also preeminent, mid-15c., from Medieval Latin preeminentem, from Latin praeeminentem (nominative praeeminens), present participle of praeeminare "to transcend, excel," literally "to project forward, rise above" (see pre-eminence). Related: Pre-eminently; preeminently.

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