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
Ms. Le Pen in many ways stands as the most prominent leader of Europe’s far right.
Many of the owners of the 1,600 Twitter accounts were anonymous, though at least two are prominent white supremacists: Andrew Anglin, the founder of the website
Books about clans and castles were prominent on the shelves in our den in a Chicago suburb.
Gary Bauer, a prominent Christian activist who ran for president in 2000, said that Mr. Trump was plainly an imperfect fit with the conservative faith community.
The neighborhood has long been home to prominent politicians, including Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover and Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Before the investigations came to light, Mr. de Blasio enjoyed rising popularity in polls, with no prominent Democrat emerging as a serious rival to his 2017 re-election effort.
Cashman, since Torre’s departure and Steinbrenner’s 2010 death, has become a more prominent voice for the Yankees.
Our old ringleader, Yvonne, is now a prominent cancer researcher and medical school professor.
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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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