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  • r  to a preeminent degree; with superiority or distinction above others; in a preeminent manner
    a wide variety of pre-eminently contemporary scenes

  • Leaving the prisoners "indefinitely beyond the reach of any legal regime," said the Economist last week, "would put America--pre-eminently a nation of laws--itself outside the law.
  • The telephone, modern painting, but pre-eminently television are cool and good.
  • FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT THE 1933 INAUGURATION This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.

  • Franklin D Roosevelt in Toledo Blade
    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."
  • Arlen Specter in USA Today
    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."
  • Harold Kroto in The Press Association
    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...

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