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Definition of Eminent


  1. High; lofty; towering; prominent.
  2. Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint.

Eminent Quotations

Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
George Bernard Shaw

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Henry Ward Beecher

A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
B. R. Ambedkar

Governments have monopolies on certain things, like eminent domain and deadly force.
P. J. O'Rourke

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Edmund Burke
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Eminent Translations

eminent in Afrikaans is puik
eminent in Dutch is eminent, uitstekend, aanzienlijk
eminent in Italian is esimio
eminent in Portuguese is eminente
eminent in Spanish is eminente

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