a. outstanding; superior to or notable above all others
The king traveled to Boston because he wanted the preeminent surgeon in the field to perform the operation.
Sentence in Classic:
He was in high spirits, doing everything with happy ease, and preeminent in all the lively turns, quick resources, and playful impudence that could do honour to the game; and the round table was altogether a very comfortable contrast to the steady sobriety and orderly silence of the other.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context