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Word: eminent

Definition: rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position


Sentences Containing 'eminent'

(S.T.B., 1951), an eminent Johannine scholar and St.
1560 – 1609) was a knight writer on heraldry, a genealogist, an eminent common lawyer and MP.
A particular description of the Struldbrugs, with many conversations between the author and some eminent persons upon that subject.
An eminent author, he died on 15 July 1983.
As the degree of sterility in the latter case depends in an eminent degree on the conditions of life being more or less favourable, so I have found it with illegitimate unions.
But when variety in the forms is wanted, she is pre eminent, and it is never advisable to waste inventive power where it is so unnecessary.
Carmen Lawrence appointed Wilson as one of the three eminent jurists conducting The WA Inc Royal Commission.
Eminent Banker, Philanthropist and Social Leader K.K. Pai became Chairman of the KLCF.
Eminent educationist Prof. Kazi Rafikul Haque was appointed principal immediately after nationalization.
Eminent persons are invited to address the gathering of students.
He first did the eminent service of arousing attention to the probability of all change in the organic, as well as in the inorganic world, being the result of law, and not of miraculous interposition.
He was a patron of the arts, and sponsored - among others - the eminent Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn.
He was born at Madrid, into a family connected with the theatre, his mother being the eminent actress Joaquina Baus.
He was eminent in the councils of the Church of England in Canada.
He was equally eminent in ecclesiastical history, as an editor of texts and as the historian of the British constitution.
He was recommended as physician to the Virginia Company of London by the eminent Dr. Theodore Gulston, the founder of the Gulstonian Lectureship of the London College of Physicians.
He was the son of eminent Indologist R. G. Bhandarkar.
His way of living, as well as that of Hippias and Protagoras, two other eminent teachers of those times, is represented by Plato as splendid, even to ostentation.
How know we whether Socrates were so eminent indeed, and of so extraordinary a disposition?
I am not the one to undermine the propriety of Senor Don Quixote, for it strikes me that among his many virtues the one that is pre-eminent is that of modesty.
I had been very happy there, I had a great attachment for the Doctor, and I was eminent and distinguished in that little world.
I have already some acquaintance with the law--as a defendant on civil process--and I shall immediately apply myself to the Commentaries of one of the most eminent and remarkable of our English jurists.
I have associated with several eminent fanciers, and have been permitted to join two of the London Pigeon Clubs.
In a country which has produced so many eminent men of letters, it must appear somewhat singular, that scarce one of them should have been a professor in a university.
In the former situation, we are likely to find the universities filled with the most eminent men of letters that are to be found in the country.
In the words of an eminent British historian, ""It is very difficult to evaluate his importance in the scale of world history.
In those countries, the universities are continually draining the church of all its most eminent men of letters.
Invoking eminent domain, the government obtained the surrounding land for the base expansion.
It is certain that several of our eminent breeders have, even within a single lifetime, modified to a large extent their breeds of cattle and sheep.
Kamala Dasgupta, wife of the eminent Indian sculptor, Pradosh Dasgupta.
Many eminent persons from this surname have achieved success in their life.
Many other eminent teachers in those times appear to have acquired great fortunes.
Metropolitans Vasyl Lypkivsky and Mykola Boretsky were eminent UAOC preachers.
Named in honour of the eminent Australian botanist, L.A.S.Johnson.
Nor is the pre-eminent tremendousness of the great Sperm Whale anywhere more feelingly comprehended, than on board of those prows which stem him.
Not one man in a thousand has accuracy of eye and judgment sufficient to become an eminent breeder.
Osborne went to the West Indies, where he became an eminent lawyer and made money, but died young.
Other eminent Catholic lawyers like Stephen Rice also denounced the measure, but to no avail.
Parkinson has been called one of the most eminent gardeners of his day.
Ramuzzini, an eminent Italian physician, has written a particular book concerning such diseases.
Something not less than the largest of those two sums, therefore, must at that time have been usually paid to the most eminent teachers at Athens.
The most eminent of them, however, appear always to have enjoyed a degree of consideration much superior to any of the like profession in the present times.
The nurseries for males of noble or eminent birth, are provided with grave and learned professors, and their several deputies.
Then, 'Remarkable Behaviour of an Eminent Scientist,' I heard the Editor say, thinking (after his wont) in headlines.
There were a few eminent teachers on the staff of St.
This is the basic characteristics of the AL and at that time all eminent editors had to go to jail.
This required eminent domain proceedings against the northern parcel.
We see this in the fact that the most eminent palaeontologists, namely, Cuvier, Agassiz, Barrande, Pictet, Falconer, E.
We very rarely find in any of them an eminent man of letters, who is a professor in a university, except, perhaps, in the professions of law and physic; professions from which the church is not so likely to draw them.
``Really, sir,''retorted the count,``have you attained the eminent situation in which you are, without having admitted, or even without having met with exceptions?

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