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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
For Ocean’s 8, the latest in the heist franchise initiated in 1960, yours truly was asked to curate a faux Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition that would legitimately showcase some eminently heist-able jewels—no small task!
Perhaps the key to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier is the finish: fairly light and refreshing, with even a bit of crispness that keeps such a layered and interesting beer eminently drinkable.
The reality is that Colangelo, like many of us, is eminently replaceable.
The Trump administration didn’t respond to my questions about the case, but the proper course of action is clear: Settle with Mr. Brigida and the thousands of other eminently qualified plaintiffs.
In any case, the lack of a Switch Virtual Console could well give new motivation to hackers who are already hard at work on their own classic emulation solutions for the eminently exploitable Switch.
The white wines by the glass selection was full of eminently quaffable whites, including a mineral-rich 2015 Malat Gruner Veltliner ($11).
The crisp thin outer crust gives way to a surprisingly tender almost ciabatta-like texture inside that is eminently edible.
The problem with this eminently human sequence of events is that, over time, predominantly positive results get published without being counterbalanced by the negative ones that would reveal, on balance, that the technique does nothing.
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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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