Examples of prominence in a Sentence
The company rose to prominence in the 1990s.
The publicity has given him a prominence he doesn't deserve.
Recent Examples of prominence from the Web
The current head of Sasac, Xiao Yaqing, rose to prominence in that earlier upheaval.
Zucker was a two-time cancer survivor who first rose to prominence as a 26-year-old executive producer of NBC’s Today show.
A century later America has evolved, and so have our definitions of social prominence.
Ambitious women are treated with particular suspicion, as if there’s something dubious and undesirable about women who pursue greatness, power, prominence, or even just success in their field.
The blowback has reached far outside Hollywood, given Harvey Weinstein’s prominence as a Democratic fundraiser and his closeness to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as to Hillary Clinton.
As Aviation Week notes: Aurora has risen to prominence in recent years by winning major research projects with DARPA and NASA against competition from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and others.
Lawrence Wyllie, the former Lincoln-Way superintendent who led the south suburban district into academic prominence and then set it on a course of fiscal ruin, has been charged with fraud.
While performance was never emphasized in the Volvo wagons of the earlier years, it has been given prominence in the V90 Cross Country.
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First Known Use of prominence
Synonymsaltitude (s), elevation, eminence, highland, hill, hump, mound, height, rise, upland
Related Wordsalp, mount, mountain, peak; butte, mesa, plateau, table, tableland; bluff, cliff, crag, precipice, steep, tor; ridge, sierra; dome, sugarloaf; foothill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll; downs
Near Antonymsdale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, hollow, vale, valley; basin, bottom, bottomland, fen, flat, floodplain, plain, tidewater
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