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Word: preeminent

Definition: outstanding; superior


Sentences Containing 'preeminent'

Although he had only known Shelley for six months, Trelawny was thereafter recognised as the preeminent Shelley expert.
Beside that he was also the Lord of numerous Lordships, "Alcalderías" and honourable charges: Señor de los Estados de la Campana de Albalat y la Serena, de Lago de Albufera (Valencia), and of the Villages of Huetor de Santillan y Veas, Señor de los Sotos de Roma y Aldovea, Perpetual "Regedor" (Rector) of the Villages of Madrid, Nava del Rey and Reus, and the Cities of Burgos, Segovia, Valencia, Murcia, Ronda, Manresa, Guadalajara, Gerona, Barcelona, Peñíscola, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Lérida, Toledo, Toro, Zamora, Asunción de Paraguay, Buenos Aires and México; preeminent "Veinte y Quatro" (Twenty-Four) of Jerez de la Frontera, Sevilla and Jerez de los Caballeros; "Almerante-Mayor" (Admiral-Major) of Spain and the Indies; Captain-General of the Royal Armies, Captain of the Body Guards, "Hermano Mayor" (Greater Brother) and Perpetual "Alcalde" of the Holy and Royal Old Brotherhood of Toledo, with voice, vote and Presidency; President of the Royal Colegial Body of the "Hidalgos" of the Nobility of Madrid (1804), Gentleman of the Chamber of His Catholic Majesty, with exercise, Counsilor of State, Prime-Minister of King Don Carlos IV, Commander of Valencia del Ventoso, Rivera and Acheucal in the Order of Santiago, Knight of the Order of Santiago (1790), Knight of the Renowned Order of the Golden Fleece, Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III, Bailiff of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St.
By selecting Theodore's writings as his pre-eminent textual source, Qiiore embarked upon a course of study that was to intermingle the deductive principles of Aristotle with Theodore's Dyophysite creed.
By the 1960s, Brooks was a preeminent figure in American fashion, cited by the "New York Times" as one of “the three B's of fashion” alongside Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene.
Chris Helgren, former Reuters chief photographer who instigated the agency's plan, called Noor-Eldeen one of the star recruits of the initial recruitment stage, and said, "In Mosul, he started from nothing and is now the pre-eminent photographer in Northern Iraq."
Christianity Today called Langham Partnership "preeminent among the organizations Stott launched."
DeVeaux vision of a preeminent institution of learning which would train young men in academics, trade professions and to give them an education that did not neglect religious training.
During those seasons he made his reputation as a preeminent penalty killer (generally paired with center Derek Sanderson or winger Don Marcotte), enough so that he was named to play in the All-Star Game in 1971, 1973, 1974 and 1975.
Easter, the preeminent feast that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, is clearly the earliest Christian festival. Since the earliest Christian times, it has focused on the redemptive act of God in the death and resurrection of Christ. Easter is linked to the Passover and Exodus from Egypt recorded in the Old Testament through the Last Supper and crucifixion that preceded the resurrection.
Elder daughter of a branch of a preeminent family of ancient nobility, sister of French military officer and mathematician Maximilien-Marie de Ficquelmont, follower of Positivism, Clotilde de Vaux was educated at the prestigious "Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur".
Frank Bernarducci Gallery went on to hold regular hours and monthly exhibitions including “Urban Abstraction” the first gallery exhibition exclusively dedicated to the abstract work-on-canvas of pre-eminent graffiti artists.
He co-founded the law firm of Blakemore Mitsuki, which became a preeminent commercial law firm in Tokyo, advising many major corporations.
He had a long-running dispute with the editor of the preeminent German physics journal of his day, who refused to let Boltzmann refer to atoms and molecules as anything other than convenient theoretical constructs.
He then exhibited at the preeminent international art fairs in Geneva, Cannes and Deauville.
However this plan was shelved quickly, the Western Allies did not seek reparations for war damage, and the United States implemented the Marshall Plan that was intended to and did help West Germany's post war recovery to its former position as a pre-eminent industrial nation.
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.
In 2012, the inaugural Expo Chicago art fair took place at Navy Pier Festival Hall with the hopes that it will "re-establish Chicago as a pre-eminent art fair destination."
In his later years he was revered by the Jews of Russia, and came to be considered the pre-eminent Halachic authority of his time; his death caused mourning in Orthodox communities throughout the world.
In one of the most widely followed teachings on samaya, Sakya Pandita, a preeminent 12th century Tibetan Buddhism scholar, outlined fourteen primary points of observance to consider in keeping one's samaya vow "pure".
In the later decades of the 20th century a number of shops on the southern end of High Street changed use to restaurants or purely residential, as Sandford Avenue became the pre-eminent shopping street.
In the number and importance of its references to Babylonian life and history, the Book of Jeremiah stands preeminent in the Hebrew literature.
It determines the strength of a planet or point's zodiac position, judged only by its position by sign and degree, or its "essence"—what the pre-eminent 17th-century astrologer William Lilly called "the strength, fortitude or debility of the Planets significators."
It is regarded as the most preeminent drama school in Asia and the top one school of the three most prestigious drama schools in China (the other two being Beijing Film Academy and Shanghai Theater Academy).
It was in 1953, under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower, that the president's pre-eminent assistant was designated the White House Chief of Staff.
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, the preeminent 17th-century composer in the New World, spent most of his life at the Cathedral, from about 1620 to 1664.
Morgan observes that the odds of these monsters appearing in the town where "the country's - if not the worlds - preeminent expert in these matters resides" by chance are very small.
Nor is the pre-eminent tremendousness of the great Sperm Whale anywhere more feelingly comprehended, than on board of those prows which stem him.
Pacheco told "The Desert Sun" regarding the Operation Falling Sun: “I want the gangs to feel like the sun has fallen on them.” Three months after Operation Falling Sun, Pacheco announced along with Thomas P. O'Brien “Operation Falling Sun Phase II.” During an 11-month investigation, the preeminent drug distributors in Desert Hot Springs were uncovered and arrested and charged with federal drug charges.
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University is an AACSB-accredited business school founded in 1982 through a collaboration among Chulalongkorn University, the pre-eminent university in Thailand, and what were to become two of the leading business schools in the world: the Kellogg School of Management and the Wharton Business School.
Similarly, Chambers and Partners describes Chamberlain Hrdlicka as a preeminent tax litigation law firm and ranks it among the best U.S. tax law firms.
Syed Amin Ashraf was a preeminent Urdu Ghazal poet and critic.
T. Harry Williams was the preeminent historian at LSU prior to his death in 1979.
The Algerian Basketball Championship, now called Algerian Super Division, formally known National 1A, is the pre-eminent men's basketball league in Algeria.
The atavistic structure of the clan is reflected in this choice—the Rockefeller complex being founded by one of the 20th century's pre-eminent capitalist dynasties.
The mountain was renamed after a preeminent Quamichan chief who lived his final years on the side of the mountain after being banished by his own people.
The University of Mary Washington has one of the preeminent policy debate teams in the country, having consistently ranked in the top twenty policy debate teams over the past ten years.
Thereafter, he joined the National Bloc, the preeminent opposition movement in Syria—though tolerated by the French.
They also include fashion and cost, whereby design and appearance considerations can be deemed preeminent.
This relatively high-profile exposure attracted new interest in Four Tet from fans of electronica and intelligent dance music, genres in which the Warp brand has a preeminent status.
Tigernach was one of the pre-eminent saints of the territory ruled by the Uí Chremthainn dynasty, together with Mac Caírthinn of Clogher and Mo Laisse of Devenish.
With further titles each year from 2003 to 2007, and winning another titles in 2009 and 2010, the Brazilians were the preeminent at the start of the 21st century, being also World and Olympic Champions.

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