Eminent is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of eminent, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - of imposing height; especially standing out above others
EXAMPLES - Eminent in a Sentence
- It all comes down to something called eminent domain. (source)
-  Tzu-chang asked, When may a scholar be called eminent? (source)
- The same is true of the amicus briefs in eminent domain litigation. (source)
- Tzu-chang asked, What must a knight be, for him to be called eminent? (source)
- The Newcomes, he gave a name eminent, singular, and beloved to English fiction. (source)
- Tze-chang asked the master, "When may a scholar or an officer be called eminent?" (source)
- The justices apparently expanded the government's power of so-called eminent domain. (source)
- A group of nine so-called eminent persons is trying to resolve differences over the agenda. (source)
- To avoid this, some eminent critics take the Hebrew word rendered "bedstead" to mean "coffin." (source)
- In 1801 Bonaparte called the eminent physicist to Paris to repeat his experiments before the Institute. (source)
- The ones who stood firm had their homes bulldozed and received nothing.5 This is known as eminent domain. (source)
- Is it impossible to mention the role of the government in eminent domain without being Republican propaganda? (source)
- What might be done to kill off "D. Davis," as we irreverently called the eminent and learned jurist, the friend of (source)
- Supreme Court decision gives government broad latitude in eminent domain cases if taking property provides a public benefit. (source)
- Supreme Court ruling in June allowed a city to seize private property for economic development under a policy known as eminent domain. (source)
- Thus they will go on growing up and one day their names, the names of many of them will be known as eminent scientists in our fatherland and abroad. (source)
- Under the Empire, no doubt, what lawyers call the eminent domain was vested in the emperor, but only as the representative and trustee of the city or state. (source)
- Billed by the state department as a "major event", the American hosts have also called eminent Indian-Americans from across US as well as US corporate leadership. (source)
- Note, It is no new thing for the flock of God to receive a great deal of damage and mischief from those that are themselves of the flock, and in eminent stations in it, Acts xx. (source)
- He called the eminent feminist author Kate Millett "big tits" and tried to kiss her before the live show was taken off air and replaced with a grainy documentary about coal mining. (source)
- Politian, a name eminent among the restorers of polite literature, when he published a collection of epigrams, prefixed to many of them the year of his age at which they were composed. (source)
- Part of the problem with these eminent domain cases -- that is, our eminent domain cases, where we actually try and change the law -- is that you rarely win as broadly as you'd like to. (source)
- Also lining the carpet will be a so-called eminent persons group, composed of individuals who have received acclaim in various fields, and the civil guard, composed of representatives of civil society. (source)
- The city intends to use that right known as eminent domain to turn the property over then to private developers, the city arguing that increased economic activity will better serve the larger public good. (source)
- Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius, a name eminent among patristic authors, and not inconsiderable in humane letters, had, like Cyprian, been a professor of rhetoric, and embraced Christianity in mature life. (source)
- In Baltimore, Condemnation Drives Urban Renewal, December 4, 2008, Whelan wrote: "But in Baltimore, the use of condemnation powers -- otherwise known as eminent domain -- has become synonymous with urban renewal." (source)
- Eleven property owners and tenants said that using the government's power to take the property, called eminent domain, violates the Constitution because the project would primarily benefit the developer, not the public. (source)
- In this drama have always appeared, in the role of leaders of society, the men who are characterized as eminent, as great, and empiricism has concluded from their presence that they were the principal authors of history. (source)
- The use of private contractors to develop property taken in eminent domain shall not be construed or interpreted as a commercial venture or other prohibited taking, if the final disposition of the property is for the direct use of the People. (source)
- The process known as eminent domain is not only used to make way for new highways and schools but also some cities are using it to, well, grease the skids for expensive homes and offices and developers who will be paying more in the way of property taxes. (source)
- A group of nine so-called eminent persons also united in calls upon developed countries to apologize for past injustices including colonialism and slavery, and pleaded with the United States notto boycott the summit in South Africa at the end of this month. (source)
- He might have paid more if he could have known that after three hundred years had rolled by, and the names of all then known as eminent men should have faded from common knowledge, the name of that man should be fresh in the memory of every Englishman, and deeply interesting to every English boy. (source)
- One may indeed justly complain of those that are besieged in the temple, that when they had courage enough to punish those tyrants whom you call eminent men, and free from any accusations, because of their being your companions in wickedness, they did not begin with you, and thereby cut off beforehand the most dangerous parts of this treason. (source)
- Surely, because Christ would employ variety of hands in eminent services, that the honours might not be monopolized nor engrossed by a few -- because he would put work into the hands, and thereby put honour upon the heads, of those that were mean and obscure, to encourage them -- and because he would direct us to make much of the ministers that are where our lot is cast, if they have ordained mercy to be faithful, though they are not of the most eminent. (source)
- God's favour to his people that he raised up of their sons for prophets, and their young men for Nazarites (Amos ii. 11), as if those that were designed for prophets were trained up under the discipline of the Nazarites; Samuel and John Baptist were; which intimates that those that would be eminent servants of God, and employed in eminent services, must learn to live a life of self-denial and mortification, must be dead to the pleasures of sense, and keep their minds from every thing that is darkening and disturbing to them. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "eminent" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 42 synonyms for eminent.
VIP, august, big-gun, big-league, big-name, big-time, celeb, celebrated, celebrious, conspicuous, distinguished, dominant, elevated, esteemed, exalted, famed, grand, great, high, high-ranking, illustrious, leonine, lionlike, lofty, name, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy, of note, outstanding, page-oner, paramount, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, redoubted, renowned, star, superior, superstar, well-known
We have 12 antonyms for eminent.
common, disrespected, inconspicuous, inferior, insignificant, obscure, ordinary, undistinguished, unimportant, unknown, unnotable, unremarkable
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of eminent from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of high rank, station, or quality; noteworthy: eminent members of the community.
- (adjective) Outstanding, as in character or performance; distinguished: an eminent historian. See Synonyms at noted.
- (adjective) Towering or standing out above others; prominent: an eminent peak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) high, lofty; towering; prominent.
- (adjective) noteworthy, remarkable, great
- (adjective) of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) High; lofty; towering; prominent.
- (adjective) Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Prominent; standing out above other things; high; lofty.
- (None) High in rank, office, worth, or public estimation; conspicuous; highly distinguished: said of a person or of his position: as, an eminent station; an eminent historian or poet. It is rarely used in a bad sense.
- (None) Conspicuous; such as to attract attention; manifest: as, the judge's charge was characterized by eminent fairness; an eminent example of the uncertainty of circumstantial evidence.
- (None) Supreme; controlling; unrestrained by higher right or authority: chiefly in the phrase eminent domain (which see, under domain).
- (None) In mineralogy, highly perfect: said of cleavage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) of imposing height; especially standing out above others
- (adjective) standing above others in quality or position