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
Tensions in Missouri In Missouri, Representative Cleaver and other prominent African-Americans, including Sen. Cory Booker (D), are campaigning alongside Sen. Claire McCaskill, a white Democratic senator seeking re-election.
In surgical suites at opposites ends of the state, its two most prominent members, Gov. Bob Casey and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, underwent life-threatening surgery.
The revelation of the earlier dismissal came on the heels of another controversy in LaHood’s office, spurred by a prosecutor’s dismissal in April of a driving while intoxicated charge against a prominent businesswoman.
Last year, Exxon Mobil agreed to spend up to $6.6 billion to buy the Permian acreage of Fort Worth's prominent Bass family to more than double its Permian acreage holdings.
Lumaj, whose own bid for governor failed to gain traction at last month’s Republican convention, is one of the most prominent conservatives in the state.
Mark Syms, a prominent doctor, entered the Senate race in mid-May, after a longstanding feud between Maria Syms and the district's two other GOP contenders, Brophy McGee and House candidate Kathy Petsas, exploded last month.
Republicans in Congress are losing their most prominent advocate for overhauling benefit programs with the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
But some members, who include prominent consumer advocates, academics and industry executives, began to complain that Mulvaney was ignoring them and making unwise decisions about the agency's future.
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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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