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eminently

[em-uh-nuh nt-lee] /ˈem ə nənt li/
adverb
1.
highly; very:
He is eminently qualified.
Origin of eminently
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; eminent + -ly
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  • Mr. Jacquetot weighed seventeen stone, but he was eminently intelligent.

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  • An eminently characteristic anecdote has been told of his perseverance as a boy.

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  • The gentleman is eminently distinguished for his self-respect.

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  • The inventive faculty has its dangers, and Bunyan was eminently gifted in that way.

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  • The envelope was square, of an expensive quality, and eminently aristocratic.

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British Dictionary definitions for eminently

eminently

/ˈɛmɪnəntlɪ/
adverb
1.
extremely: eminently sensible
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