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Examples of preeminent in a Sentence
She's the preeminent chef in a city that has many good ones.
The poem is a preeminent example of his work.
Recent Examples of preeminent from the Web
As one of the preeminent manufacturers competing in the fully electric racing series Formula E, Audi will appropriately debut the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo at this coming weekend’s race in Rome, Italy.
With senior hikers common on weekends, courtesy is preeminent. Helmets are required.
Ryan is one of the game’s preeminent timing and rhythm throwers.
Vozhd can have benign usages, signifying a preeminent leader in almost any field, such as a vozhd of science or literature.
The group — still heavily rooted in Chicago — remembers the old friends who have passed before seeing the Ramblers’ return to college basketball’s preeminent weekend.
Two things have remained consistent, however, as Chesterton won 20 consecutive sectional titles and became the preeminent team in Northwest Indiana with four state titles: Kevin Kinel and his water show.
Under Pettine, who died last year, Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown rose to become the preeminent high school football program in Pennsylvania and arguably in the United States.
The last 40 seasons at Poway proved to be the game changer that established the Titans as the county’s preeminent program.
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Did You Know?
What is noteworthy about the following sentence? "Mount McKinley is a prominent eminence in the Alaskan landscape." You very likely recognized two words that are closely related to "preeminent" - "prominent" and "eminence." All three words are rooted in the Latin verb stem -minēre, meaning "to stand out." But did you note as well the related word mount? Not too surprisingly, "-minēre" is related to "mons," the Latin word for "mountain." That relationship leads us in turn to "paramount," a word closely related in meaning to "preeminent."
Origin and Etymology of preeminent
arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, foremost, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, overbearing, overriding, paramount, predominant, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supreme;
PREEMINENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preeminent for English Language Learners
: more important, skillful, or successful than others : better than others
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