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Words nearby eminently
What does eminently mean?
Eminently means highly or very.
It’s an adverb that’s typically used to modify (describe) adjectives, especially positive ones, as in She is eminently qualified.
Example: These versions are eminently better than the ones that were presented to us previously.
Where does eminently come from?
The first records of the word eminently come from around the 1620s. Its base word, eminent, comes from the Latin verb ēminēre, meaning “to stand out.”
The adjective eminent means high in station, rank, or reputation. It’s usually used to describe someone who is prominent or distinguished in some way, especially within a particular field. Eminently can also mean in an eminent manner, but this sense of the word is not commonly used.
Eminently should not be confused with imminently, which is the adverb form of imminent, meaning likely to occur at any time.
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- eminent (adjective)
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How is eminently used in real life?
Eminently is typically used to modify positive adjectives. It means the same thing as very.
— Golfweek (@golfweek) November 23, 2015
First coaching meeting of the school year. Collaboration and collegiality with genuinely fascinating, and eminently skilled people. Awesome!
— Adam Bacchus (@SapientiaeParum) August 13, 2014
Oscar winners should run to the stage Price-is-Right style to speed up the show. Would be hard in stilettos but eminently entertaining.
— Laura Payton (@laura_payton) February 29, 2016
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Example sentences from the Web for eminently
I’m not sure why they object, but Pearl’s work is eminently solid and speaks for itself.Literature Should Be Taught Like Science - Issue 97: Wonder|Kevin Berger|February 24, 2021|Nautilus
Not only were all of the new positions physically possible, they were also eminently pleasurable.
The final guess is also eminently reasonable: Mimas might have a partly liquid interior.
“Risking their lives,” Decontee said of the two eminently worthy outfits.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is sweet but not cloyingly so, and tastes eminently healthful.Welcome to Yooperland, A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan|Jane & Michael Stern|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having these stories gathered into one eminently readable anthology makes Radiant Truths an important book.Jeff Sharlet’s ‘Radiant Truths’: How Religion Shaped American Literary Journalism|Jonathan D. Fitzgerald|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Doubtless the commentator habit is fixed in the nature of man; but it was pre-eminently mediaeval.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
When he attacked the government he was eminently quotable, and this endeared him to both reporters and editors.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Our friends would call you eminently 85 practical, I suppose, and the irresponsible lady sighed.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Roger Bacon, an eminently learned monk of the Franciscan order, died, aged 80.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell