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
McCoy has hired Don Samuel, a prominent Atlanta defense attorney.
One of the people on the individual list is prominent defense attorney Warren Brown of Randallstown.
Other Republicans have also defended Jordan, who is a prominent member of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus.
Here’s what prominent members of the Jewish community from across Pa. say about @Bob_Casey’s ugly attacks, compared to my record supporting the nation of Israel and the Jewish community.
Irving was a prominent team member of the 1940-41 Mountaindale High School basketball team.
Floats are packed with celebrities, politicians, and prominent members of the LGBTQIA+ community, bringing both a sense of jubilance and solidarity to onlookers lining the streets.
The video was condemned by several prominent media members.
His proposal was denounced by his colleagues on the council, the county executive, prominent members of Harford’s agricultural community and advocates for land preservation.
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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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