pre-eminently pre-eminently

Definition(s):

  • (adv) to a preeminent degree; with superiority or distinction above others; in a preeminent manner

Usage(s):

  1. The telephone, modern painting, but pre-eminently television are cool and good.
  2. To your Greenwich Villager, France appears pre-eminently the land of personal liberty where individual expression is unshackled.
  3. He submitted to the favoritism or political considerations that placed lesser men over him, obeyed orders, and was pre-eminently a good soldier.

News

  • ORTEL: As the world convulses, America's greatest danger lies at home from mounting debt

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Mired in the first modern depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened his inaugural address in 1933 by saying: "This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly." What a refreshing concept — that elected officials might tell the truth to the people. With ...
    on March 9, 2014     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. Franklin Roosevelt once said that the presidency was "pre-eminently a place of moral leadership," and his fifth cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, called it a "bully pulpit."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Franklin D Roosevelt Source: Toledo Blade

  2. Specter said the FISA court "has really an outstanding record of not leaking, and of being experts. And they would be pre-eminently well-qualified to evaluate this program and either say it's OK or it's not OK."
    on Feb 5, 2006 By: Arlen Specter Source: USA Today

  3. Professor Harry Kroto, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996, said: "It surely comes as no surprise that DNA has come out top. It is not only pre-eminently important to understanding almost every fundamental aspect of life itself but...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Harold Kroto Source: The Press Association

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