EMINENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EMINENT
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eminent
 a.  standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  He had the advice of an eminent oculist; and he eventually recovered the sight of that one eye.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  Bingley urged Mr. Jones being sent for immediately; while his sisters, convinced that no country advice could be of any service, recommended an express to town for one of the most eminent physicians.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
3  The nurseries for males of noble or eminent birth, are provided with grave and learned professors, and their several deputies.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
4  A particular description of the Struldbrugs, with many conversations between the author and some eminent persons upon that subject.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
5  There, round the long table, sat half a dozen farmers and half a dozen of the more eminent pigs, Napoleon himself occupying the seat of honour at the head of the table.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
6  Hogben's Folly was still eminent; the very flat, field-parcelled land had changed only in this--the tractor had to some extent superseded the plough.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
7  For a moment she stood there, eminent, dominant, on the soap box with the blue and sailing clouds behind her.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 6
8  He paused, eminent, dominant, glaring from his pedestal.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
9  His fame, though still on its upward slope, already overshadowed the soberer reputations of his fellow-clergymen, eminent as several of them were.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
10  Thus it was with the men of rank, on whom their eminent position imposed the guardianship of the public morals.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
11  I had been very happy there, I had a great attachment for the Doctor, and I was eminent and distinguished in that little world.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
12  Not far from here stands fast Agylla city, an ancient pile of stone, where of old the Lydian race, eminent in war, settled on the Etruscan ridges.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
13  Both were splendid in courage, both eminent in arms; Aeneas was first in duty.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
14  Mr. Hopkins was succeeded by Mr. Austin Gore, a man possessing, in an eminent degree, all those traits of character indispensable to what is called a first-rate overseer.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  He is a man of the most eminent civility and approachableness.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  After his appointment to this eminent position, he seldom had time for his former friends.
2  New York's eminent domain statute is virtually capital punishment for property owners.
3  The students are expecting the arrival of an eminent scientist.
4  We are expecting the arrival of an eminent scientist.
5  I'm hovering in a makeshift kitchen, watching one of Italy's most eminent marine biologists gleefully playing chef.
6  These two great commanders did not condescend to fight in person -- that being better suited to the still smaller fry -- but sat together on an eminence and conducted the field operations by orders delivered through aides-de-camp.
7  I honor endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence.
8  The two great commanders sat at together on an eminence and conducted the field operations by orders delivered through aides-de-camp.
9  Many of the pilots were to achieve eminence in the aeronautical world.
10  This seems eminently sensible, and indeed studies indicate that this approach can work best for some people.