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Examples of eminently in a Sentence
an applicant who is eminently qualified for the job
Recent Examples of eminently from the Web
An eminently reasonable win-win resolution of the matter, to be sure.
It’s still very good, with a full lineup of rewarding powertrains, an eminently useful cargo hold, and, as always, that iconic blue-and-white roundel on the hood.
Heise's entrance in the race suggests that Republicans consider the race eminently winnable, though some political handicappers have labeled Michigan's 11th congressional district a toss-up with Trott's decision not to run.
From one angle, Steyer’s position looks eminently rational.
There’s thousands of eminently qualified Republican lawyers who would be outstanding judges.
Despite its naysayers, avocado is eminently spreadable, saturated with nutrients, and can lower your cholesterol.
Disruption, Washington-Style With his résumé and Rolodex, Peter Thiel was eminently qualified to help Trump build out his latest large-scale acquisition—the United States government.
Google’s version of Android is simple, stable, and eminently understandable.
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eminently Has a Stand Out History
When British physician Tobias Venner wrote in 1620 of houses "somewhat eminently situated," he used eminently in a way that now seems unusual. Venner meant that the houses were literally located in a high place, but that lofty use of eminently has since slipped into obsolescence. The term also formerly had the meaning "conspicuously," a use that reflects its Latin root, eminēre, which means "to stand out." That meaning, like the elevated one, is now obsolete. The figurative sense that is still prominent today also began appearing in English texts in the 1600s.
First Known Use of eminently
Synonymsachingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, very, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
Antonymslittle, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
Related Wordsabsolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
Near Antonymsmeagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
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