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 Meanings and Examples of PROMINENCE
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 n.  relative importance; property of being prominent; a standing out from the surface of something
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  He had risen to prominence in the campaigns in Tennessee and the West, and his reputation as a determined and ruthless fighter was growing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
2  The pretty roundness left her face, throwing her cheek bones into prominence, emphasizing her slanting green eyes and giving her the look of a prowling, hungry cat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  He did not have behind him a long line of ancestors of wealth, prominence and blood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
4  Already his wealth, and the masterly use he had made of it, were giving him an enviable prominence in the world of affairs, and placing Wall Street under obligations which only Fifth Avenue could repay.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
5  Wherefore, you must now have perceived that the front of the Sperm Whale's head is a dead, blind wall, without a single organ or tender prominence of any sort whatsoever.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 76. The Battering-Ram.
6  The old fellow upon the cracker box appeared in middle prominence.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
7  Regarding his procession of memory he felt gleeful and unregretting, for in it his public deeds were paraded in great and shining prominence.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
8  His chin, too, had the prominence and squareness which mark the man of determination.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  He was successfully supplanted for a while, at the beginning of the present century, by Buonaparte; but as process of time rendered the latter personage stale and ineffective the older phrase resumed its early prominence.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
10  The faith of these two leading denominations was more suited to the slave church from the prominence they gave to religious feeling and fervor.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In X
11  I have often said to my friends that if I can use whatever prominence may have come to me as an instrument with which to do good, I am content to have it.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII.
12  The figure stopped, and at the moment a ray of moonlight fell upon the masses of driving clouds and showed in startling prominence a dark-haired woman, dressed in the cerements of the grave.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
13  The red color of her skin, narrow high forehead, prominent cheek bones and the hawk-bridged nose which flattened at the end above thick negro lips, all showed the mixture of two races.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
14  The high cheek bones were more prominent, the hawk-bridged nose was sharper and her copper skin gleamed with a brighter hue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  The jails were full of prominent citizens and there they stayed without hope of early trial.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  He came to prominence during the World Cup in Italy.
2  An item of prominence on the conference agenda was infant health care.
3  The lawyer reached a position of prominence in her profession at an early age.
4  They need to realize that Hispanics and Blacks are rising in prominence in our country and the day that the rich white guy could rule everything is ending.
5  The new design will give posts like places and third-party apps more prominence; people tagged in a video or those who share an post will have a thumbnail appear on the left side.
6  The single tree in the field is prominent.
7  He has been a prominent victim of alleged witch-hunts against whistle-blowers in the NHS.
8  He played a prominent part in the campaign.
9  She is a prominent citizen of the town.
10  He is a prominent writer on civil liberties.
11  Here the window plays a prominent part in the design.
12  Mandela played a prominent role in the early years of the ANC.
13  The church tower was a prominent feature in the landscape.
14  The house is in a prominent position on the village green.
15  She was prominent in the fashion industry.