Origin of paramount
Examples from the Web for paramount
But all the studios like Paramount that do art house films passed on it.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would talk to Mecallari and the staff about what was of paramount importance to him, his two sons.
Hitchcock said that when Vertigo was finished, he took it to New York to screen it for the Paramount executives.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Studies have shown that getting eight hours of sleep is paramount to achieving high performance.
But it is also a rejoinder to the view, which I expressed, that ethical norms are paramount.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality|Jay Michaelson|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The characters are all brimful of wholesome human interest with Brenda as a paramount attraction.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
That Ronnie was being kidnapped was the one idea of paramount importance.The School by the Sea|Angela Brazil
That the power of a husband was paramount he was well aware, but he did not exactly see his way to the exercise of it.Is He Popenjoy?|Anthony Trollope
In Nelson's practice at least their paramount function was to exercise the control which he was securing with his battle-squadron.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
There is only room for one paramount power in Southern Africa!The Last Boer War|H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin for paramount
1530s, from Anglo-French paramont, Old French paramont "above" (in place, order, degree), mid-14c., from Old French par "by," from Latin per "through, for, by" (see per (prep.)) + amont "up," from a mont "upward" (see amount (v.)). The whole from Latin per ad montem, literally "to the hill."