What does the word prominence mean?

Usage examples for prominence

  1. Mathematics has, in modern times, brought order into greater and greater prominence. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  2. Even in prison Wherry had attained a certain prominence because of his beauty, which at the time when Ordway first saw him had been conspicuous in spite of his convict's clothes. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  3. Powhatan is a very large figure in early Virginia history, and deserves his prominence. – The Story of Pocahantas by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009