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 prominent journalist and playwright fled communist Bulgaria in 1969 for Britain but continued to lambast the regime in reports for the BBC and Radio Free Europe.
Vice-Mayor David Briley, a Barry ally and the scion of a prominent Nashville political family, became mayor upon her resignation, and will presumably be running in an August special election to fill her four-year term, which ends next year.
Wine will remain prominent on the drinks list and at events but be joined by new cocktails.
Some possible bidders reported so far include Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper, casino owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta; Charleston businessman Ben Navarro, and Sabates’ group, which includes several prominent NASCAR drivers.
Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has won the endorsement of a prominent Orlando Democrat.
After a surprising split with the Clark Cooper Concepts restaurant group in January, chef Brandi Key has landed a new role with another of the city's prominent culinary operations.
Other major organizations, like Vice — which has had its own issues with workplace inequality and harassment — have made similar equality pledges, as have 300 prominent artists within the French film industry.
The growing number of such visits show a Navy increasingly prominent in building relationships in Asia as the U.S. pursues a new national-security strategy that depicts China as seeking to undermine U.S. interests.
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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
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