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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
After all, what is a marathon other than several hours of resisting the powerful (and eminently logical) urge to slow down or stop?
All three of their subsequent opponents - Iran, Morocco and Russia - were eminently beatable.
Blue-collar white Roger is the Neanderthal of the bunch-albeit an endearing and eminently redeemable one.
As Mexico fans know all too well, the reward for winning Group F is an eminently winnable Round of 16 game.
These bosses are tedious and frustrating in equal measure, often requiring perfectly timed returns against eminently predictable and repetitive shots.
By coming across as warm, jovial and eminently reasonable, the capo has morphed into something respectable, even statesmanlike.
RapidSOS was founded by three former leaders at the Federal Communications Commission to solve this eminently solvable problem.
While the pharmaceutical industry and FDA are waiting for certain health issues to become de-stigmatized, people are developing eminently preventable cancers and dying from them.
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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.
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a lot, as all get-out, good and;
EMINENTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eminently for English Language Learners
: to a high degree
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