Origin of eminent
Examples from the Web for eminent
President Lyndon Johnson weighed in; national symposia of eminent men were held to discuss the issue.
“Bernanke was actually an exception,” says Richard Scylla, the eminent New York University financial historian.Larry Summers’s Connection to Wall Street Should Surprise No One|Daniel Gross|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
TV crews were in attendance, along with Florida's most eminent civic leaders.
Among the Islands By Tim Flannery An eminent zoologist reports from his adventures through the South Pacific Islands.
Her family was offered security several times, but her father, an eminent and respected figure in Swat, refused.After Malala Yousafzai Shooting, Can Shock Therapy Free Pakistan?|Farahnaz Ispahani|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Its been the curse of my life to be the son of an eminent man.The Bishop's Apron|W. Somerset Maugham
I would not go so far as the eminent professor, who insisted that eating was the greatest of all the pleasures in life.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
Lady Culross held a high place among the eminent Christians of her day.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
It was a chance remark made by an eminent man that aroused my subconscious literary personality to irresistible action.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
There was all that political indecision about him which may be often observed in eminent lawyers and men of letters.
British Dictionary definitions for eminent
Word Origin for eminent
Word Origin and History for eminent
early 15c., from Middle French éminent (13c.) or directly from Latin eminentem (nominative eminens), present participle of eminere "stand out, project," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + minere, related to mons "hill" (see mount (n.)). Related: Eminently. Legal eminent domain recorded from 1738.