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The Obama administration should have been raising holy hell, demanding that a pre-eminent doctor get his vote on the Senate floor.
Some of the pre-eminent innovators at the intersection of art and coding are based at the Aesthetics and Computation Group at MIT.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here|Nico Hines|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pre-eminent naval historian Craig L. Symonds talks about how the Allies devised, executed, and then survived the D-Day invasion.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion|Marc Wortman|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is today regarded as a pre-eminent artistic commentary on apartheid.In Palestinian Theater's New York Performance, the Play After the Play is the Thing|Lisa Goldman|September 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gates has repeatedly lauded Petraeus as “the pre-eminent soldier-scholar of his generation.”
One lesson comes to us with pre-eminent force from the operations of war.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie
On the contrary, chastity was a pre-eminent virtue of the samurai woman, held above life itself.Bushido, the Soul of Japan|Inazo Nitob
It has been seen, too, that though this is not a day of pre-eminent greatness, we can boast an astonishing industry and fertility.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
A Brahmana is the embodiment of pre-eminent energy: he is also the embodiment of the highest ascetic merit.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2|Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
In his marriage, as in all else, Claudius had been pre-eminent in misfortune.Seekers after God|Frederic William Farrar
also preeminent, mid-15c., from Medieval Latin preeminentem, from Latin praeeminentem (nominative praeeminens), present participle of praeeminare "to transcend, excel," literally "to project forward, rise above" (see pre-eminence). Related: Pre-eminently; preeminently.