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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
At age 47, Jay-Z is regarded as one of hip-hop’s preeminent elder statesmen.
Ever since State Farm’s preeminent television family was ever-so-quietly put out to pasture, there’s been a bit of a void in the commercial space that the Andersons getting tickets to the game can only plug for so long.
Galen Rupp is the preeminent active U.S. distance runner.
Yang Bingyang, known as Ayawawa online, is one of China's preeminent online dating advisors, having tapped into urban women’s anxieties about finding a man to marry.
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered one of the preeminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting, Variety has learned.
In a 2010 concert at one of Lebanon's most preeminent venues, the band performed a song that chastized government corruption while Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri sat in the audience.
The campaign was the largest to date in higher education and helped one of the world’s preeminent research institutions finance an expansion of financial aid and a growing campus.
But for now Shenzhen remains far and away the preeminent global site of smartphone manufacture.
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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."
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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