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Definition of "preëminent" []

  • Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at dominant, noted. (adjective)
  • Extremely eminent or distinguished; outstanding (adjective)

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Use "preëminent" in a sentence
  • "Toronto's exchange and its venture affiliate, the TSX Venture Exchange, are known as the preeminent places to raise capital for exploration, hosting about 1,900 energy and mining firms that raised about $29 billion in equity last year."
  • "Sarah is described as preeminent in the household."
  • "Yesterday Rush Limbaugh, known as the preeminent defender of the Republicans, walked way from them, saying they don ` t speak for him anymore."