Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

High in station or esteem; distinguished.

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Usage examples "eminent":

  1. But be these things true or false, certain it is that this family for a long time yielded a great number of eminent persons. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. In the loss of her, Gouldtown has lost one of its stays and guides; the world, an eminent woman, one of its greatest, because one of its best, and the church one of its most valiant soldiers. - "Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward", T. G. Steward.
  3. The very eminent surgeon into whose hands Daniel had luckily fallen did not press his questions very far when his patient told him that it would be for the welfare of many people that nothing further should be asked on the matter. - "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.