- eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing: He is preeminent in his profession.
Origin of preeminent
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distinguished, peerless, supreme.
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Examples from the Web for preeminently
This meekness of wisdom Elder Knowles preeminently possessed.Gathering Jewels
James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
And this is preeminently the case when the motion is downwards.Expositions of Holy Scripture
He had long been preeminently distinguished as a negotiator.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
All men appear to agree that marriage is preeminently woman's "sphere."Facts And Fictions Of Life
Helen H. Gardener
As the dramatist is preeminently a painter of manners, many of his portraits are masterly.Iconoclasts