Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Jutting out; projecting; conspicuous; eminent.

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Usage examples "prominent":

  1. You can thus plainly see that the terrors with which they were at first invested are in fact trifling enough, though to the eye and ear very prominent. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
  2. Crawford had been so prominent a man, so popular, and, except in his last and fatal expedition, such an efficient leader that his sudden taking off was almost a national calamity. - "Betty Zane", Zane Grey.
  3. One of the most prominent theories, the " bar" theory, suggests that deposition may have taken place in a bay separated from the sea by a bar. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.