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Definition of Eminence

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

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

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

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
Adam Clarke
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Eminence Translations

eminence in Spanish is eminencia

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