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
Showcase of Louisville’s most prominent contemporary genres featuring Cheyenne Mize, Kendall Carter, Church Friends and 1200.
More popular colleagues such as Shinjiro Koizumi, the 36-year-old son of a former premier, have taken a prominent role in the Tokyo campaign.
There’s an evil twinkle in her eye that is super prominent — one that is definitely out of character.
The West Wing’s princeling adds a prominent trial lawyer to his team as the Russia investigation looms.
Many prominent Black thinkers and leaders have also maintained her innocence.
More: Councilman Dan Johnson should be removed, prominent women say Those cease-and-desist letters, from Johnson's attorney, were sent against caucus advice, the report says.
Of those debates, perhaps none is quite so prominent as that of analog versus digital recordings.
A University of Leipzig survey of citizens’ political views over the last 15 years indicates extreme right-wing views and anti-democratic attitudes are far more prominent in public discourse now than in previous years.
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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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