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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
Nobody had ever heard such a thing before, but the Langfords' testimony seemed eminently trustworthy.
Cutting cars, easing travel, weaving nature through the cityscape, promoting good health, crafting technology, and creating a more vibrant city — these goals all reinforce each other, and are all eminently within reach.
Willie McCovey seems eternally and eminently upbeat despite grueling physical issues that have taken a toll on his body but not his spirit.
Look no further than the fact that Justice Don Willett of the Texas supreme court — who is eminently qualified for the federal bench by all objective measures — did not receive a single Democratic vote.
Nick Sandys brought charm and dexterity to both the rapier wit and actual rapiers of the title character, with Heather Chrisler’s Arabella as an eminently worthy partner-in-piracy.
With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and other healthy fare, the Mediterranean diet is eminently sensible.
The lung, being eminently more reasonable than your average rib, sealed right up on its own.
Ullman is a spirited, intelligent writer, and her ruminations on Silicon Valley’s wares and cultural influence are at once fun to read and eminently useful.
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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
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, dang, deadly, desperately, 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, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, real, really, right, roaring, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, uncommonly, vastly, very, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly;
a lot, as all get-out, good and;
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