Examples of prominent in a Sentence
… and a small precise mouth he kept pursed over teeth a shade too prominent and yellow. —John Updike, The Afterlife, 1994
When the easy way out seemed to be for a number of prominent men to support a petition to get Davis a pardon, which, if granted, would get the President and others off the hook, Davis was determined to let them hang there. —Robert Penn Warren, Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back, 1980
His eyes, which tended to bulge when he was exercised, were not quite prominent. —E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime, 1974
I don't mind his calling me raw. He is reckoned raw himself and at the same time perhaps the most prominent of the younger poets here. —Robert Frost, letter, c. 16 June 1913
He quickly became prominent in the music industry.
He placed the award in a prominent position on his desk.
He has a prominent nose.
the most prominent peak in the mountain range
Recent Examples of prominent from the Web
Rachel Childs, once a prominent and fast-rising TV journalist, has hit a very rough patch.
Mr. Goode is an unlikely, reluctant and unusually prominent plaintiff in the high-stakes constitutional lawsuit.
Glioblastomas have killed prominent figures such as U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, singer-actress Ethel Merman and retired baseball player Gary Carter.
Most obviously, Hannity’s coverage of the DNC staffer’s murder has been prominent and appalling.
Fernandez Rundle is one of the party’s most prominent local figures.
Jarrett Stidham and Malik Willis each worked out at prominent events this weekend.
But prominent figures in the theater community, including Vladimir Urin, the director of the Bolshoi Theater, have written directly to Putin, asking him to review the investigation.
The U.S. president was caught on camera jostling Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way to secure a prominent spot for a photo opportunity as NATO heads of state gathered Thursday in Brussels.
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Origin and Etymology of prominent
Middle English promynent, from Latin prominent-, prominens, from present participle of prominēre to jut forward, from pro- forward + -minēre (akin to mont-, mons mountain) — more at mount
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of prominent
PROMINENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prominent for English Language Learners
: important and well-known
: easily noticed or seen
: sticking out in a way that is easily seen or noticed
PROMINENT Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of prominent
: standing out or projecting beyond a surface
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