What does the word eminence mean?

Usage examples for eminence

  1. Though rich, high- born, and good- looking, I possessed not one of these three qualities in that eminence which could alone satisfy my love of superiority and desire of effect. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. In order that nothing may be wanting to the prosperity of this tender pair, it turns out now, according to letters received from Havana, that the brother of Pepita, whose evil ways we feared might disgrace the family, is almost- and indeed without an almost- about to honor and elevate it by becoming a person of eminence. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  3. Mackenzie waited on the eminence, listening for the sounds of fight, ready to hasten to Reid's assistance if he should stand in need of it again. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden