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Definition of Eminence


  1. That which is eminent or lofty; a high ground or place; a height.
  2. An elevated condition among men; a place or station above men in general, either in rank, office, or celebrity; social or moral loftiness; high rank; distinction; preferment.
  3. A title of honor, especially applied to a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.

Eminence Quotations

What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they?
Orson F. Whitney

A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.
Igor Stravinsky

Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.
William McKinley

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Jonathan Swift

A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
Jean de la Bruyere
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Eminence Translations

eminence in Spanish is eminencia
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