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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
With his thick New York accent and eminently quotable remarks, Simon has been the go-to guy for reporters covering the myriad lawsuits in which his civil-rights organization racked up a series of victories over the years.
The proposals range from the truly bizarre to the eminently reasonable.
Young people appear to have internalized irrational social ideals of the perfectible self that, while unrealistic, are to them eminently desirable and obtainable.
What's more is that the values only update twice a minute, which leaves 30 second chunks where a user is eminently trackable.
Several musicians and performers with ties to Kansas City have recently made news in their galaxies, none more eminently than Kansas City's biggest music star, Tech N9ne.
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This is a three layer, eminently splitable dessert.
Clearly, Officer Noor violated the rules and deserves to be charged.’’ Noor is charged with third-degree murder for perpetrating an eminently dangerous act and second-degree manslaughter for culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk.
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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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