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
The UFC, the sport’s richest and most prominent promotion, is striving to increase its presence in Asia with shows in Singapore, Japan and China this year.
And most prominent is steam barge The Mary Jarecki, wrecked in 1883.
Her most prominent action as Baltimore state’s attorney — the prosecution of six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray — yielded no convictions.
Frantz becomes the most prominent Division I college football player to publicly reveal his homosexuality during his career.
The two most prominent opponents are Frank Habineza, leader of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, launched in 2009, which advocates for a democratic Rwanda, and Diane Rwigara, an independent also running on a platform of democratic reforms.
But after what have many seen as multiple misguided choices, one prominent fan account has decided to take a stand and actively unstan the 21-year-old.
But the new list included some prominent Orthodox rabbis as well.
Showcase of Louisville’s most prominent contemporary genres featuring Cheyenne Mize, Kendall Carter, Church Friends and 1200.
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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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