- the state or character of being preeminent.
Origin of preeminence
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Examples from the Web for preeminence
He it was whom God created first, let him take the preeminence.Olive
Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Consider, then, the preeminence of the old world, that perished in the flood.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
His preeminence in South Carolina during his life has not ceased with his death.Southern Literature From 1579-1895
And so the King gat the preeminence, that he had his first electioun.
But this position was rather a preeminence of toil and peril than of dignity and honour.The Catacombs of Rome
William Henry Withrow