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
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In fact, Hicks might be a little bit more prominent in this room.
Apart from the legislation currently making its way through the Legislature, several prominent civil rights activists held a press conference outside the LAPD Southwest Police Station on Monday.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
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But over the weekend, a series of prominent state Democrats -- including former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and state Senate President Martin Looney -- said Esty should resign.
After the daily organ recital, addresses were delivered by a number of men who have been prominent in Exposition and park affairs.
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Origin and Etymology of prominent
Synonym Discussion of prominent
- a piano recital with no noticeable errors
- a film of remarkable intelligence and wit
- a doctor who occupies a prominent position in the town
- honored for her outstanding contributions to science
- conspicuous bureaucratic waste
- the salient points of the speech
- the region's striking poverty
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
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