- eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing: He is preeminent in his profession.
Origin of preeminent
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distinguished, peerless, supreme.
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Examples from the Web for preeminent
Ahmet helped found Atlantic Records and establish it as the preeminent label of its day for “artists.”Remembering Music Pioneer Ahmet Ertegun
December 12, 2013
Although few would have predicted it in 1992, Hillary has become the preeminent symbol of Democratic centrism.Hillary Clinton’s Big Challenges in 2016 Will Come From the Left
August 6, 2013
As governor of South Carolina in the post-war years, Thurmond was the preeminent defender of Jim Crow.Essie Mae Washington-Williams, Black Daughter of Strom Thurmond, Dies
February 6, 2013
He thought it would make people mad, and his preference was to be preeminent in news.Trying Times at The New York Times
Alex S. Jones
October 1, 2012
Mikovits submitted the paper to Science, a preeminent scientific journal, where it was peer reviewed.How Research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Turned into an Ugly Fight
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And of all the faces, expressive of chagrin, those of the Americans were preeminent.My Bondage and My Freedom
The children of believers are the subjects of preeminent privileges and blessings.Bertha and Her Baptism
There were two preeminent causes for the failure of some of these bills.
And it is a noble commonsense which, after all, is Voltaire's preeminent gift.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys
In the art of conciliating an audience, Cowper was preeminent.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay