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
Fluker rose to prominence as a sophomore defensive lineman at McGill-Toolen, but a family move and Hurricane Katrina left him in Foley.
Manfred cited ever-higher luxury taxes on payrolls as preventing gluttonous Haves from spending themselves to prominence, but that threshold is scheduled to increase only $13 million – from the current $197 mil to $210 mil – by 2021.
Their prominence also comes as the result of tank tops getting shorter, while waistlines simultaneously fall lower.
In late May Mr Liu, a university lecturer in Beijing who had risen to prominence during the Tiananmen Square protests, was found to have late-stage liver cancer.
And his rise to prominence came about right at that moment when New York was (supposedly) at its worst and at its best.
Higgins first rose to prominence as a spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana.
National politics gave the issue prominence, with waves of protests over police brutality toward African Americans.
The Silk Road rose to prominence roughly 100 years before the first century during China's Han Dynasty, when it was established by Chinese diplomat Zhang Quian.
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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
PROMINENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prominence for English Language Learners
: the state of being important, well-known, or noticeable : the state of being prominent
PROMINENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of prominence for Students
- She is a doctor of prominence.
medical Definition of prominence
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