Origin of preeminence
Examples from the Web for pre-eminence
Here's the point: All this clean-tech talk is just another example of China's pre-eminence as the world's superpower.China's Economic Takeover: The World's Next Superpower by 2016|Paul Kix|April 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And this attack only underscored the company's pre-eminence.
In all these points, they rather conceded the pre-eminence to the ancient heathens, the Greeks and Romans.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
Indeed, I may say—without vanity, I hope—that I held something like pre-eminence among them.The Island of Doctor Moreau|H. G. Wells
In 1844, however, the Texas question gave slavery precisely this pre-eminence in the presidential campaign.
It is the necessary and lawful anti-climax to Heathcliff's triumph, the final reassertion of the pre-eminence of right.Emily Bront|A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Those who had discharged the office of consul enjoyed the pre-eminence of rank over the other senators.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
also pre-eminence, c.1200, from Late Latin praeeminentia "distinction, superiority," from Latin praeeminentem (nominative praeeminens), present participle of praeeminere "transcend, excel," literally "project forward, rise above," from prae "before" (see pre-) + eminere "stand out, project" (see eminent).