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Definition of Prominent

Prominent

  1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.
  2. Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.
  3. Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.

Prominent Quotations

The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
Lao Tzu

You'd be a fool or a deluded idealist to think ethics would be prominent on Wall Street. That is not a statement against people in the money business, just a fact.
Steven Levitt

Not one black man is prominent in Brazil. The Negroes there are still at the bottom.
Malcolm X

I have become an adjective. There is something called a Rovian-style of campaigning and it's meant as an insult. One columnist said it consists mainly of throwing mud until it sticks. One prominent blogger described the elements of a textbook Rovian race as fear-based, smear-based and anything goes.
Karl Rove

Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
George Ade
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Prominent Translations

prominent in German is Prominente
prominent in Spanish is prominente
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