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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv pre-eminently to a preeminent degree; with superiority or distinction above others; in a preeminent manner "a wide variety of pre-eminently contemporary scenes"
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  • Max Weber
    Max Weber
    “One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.”


In literature:

In the gallery of busts those of Menelaus and Jupiter pre-eminently attract attention.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
On the fathers' looking round to see whom they should appoint as consuls, Caius Claudius Nero appeared pre-eminently.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
In matters of little importance, they yielded to the monarch a trifling pre-eminence.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
These latter qualities make Flaubert the pre-eminent representative of his age.
"Landmarks in French Literature" by G. Lytton Strachey
The vast "morning-room" of the Monumental Club (pre-eminent among clubs for its architecture) was on the whole tonically chilly.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
The two parties violently contended for the pre-eminence.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Paracelsus, as presented in the poem, is a man of pre-eminent genius, passionate intellect, and inordinate intellectual ambition.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
Montgomery Street has been pre-eminent since the early days and is now at its height.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
But Princes are, above all, pre-eminently the slaves of habit.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
As they see him he is pre-eminently the apostle of that stirring, larger world.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
It was essentially pre-eminently the representative of the property of the country.
"Is Ulster Right?" by Anonymous
I quite agree with Mr. Curtis in giving the Faneuil Hall speech of Wendell Phillips a pre-eminent place.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
The one part of the Roman world in which Latin did not gain an undisputed pre-eminence was the Greek East.
"The Common People of Ancient Rome" by Frank Frost Abbott
In the work of reform three viceroys stand pre-eminent, viz., Li Hung Chang, Yuen Shi Kai and Chang Chitung.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
Her lower lip assumed the contempt of which it was pre-eminently capable.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
One sort interests us pre-eminently.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
When this happened the sun not unnaturally soon leapt into a position of pre-eminence.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
It was pre-eminently the face and body of one made to govern rather than to obey.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
In the latter room, 2495, the so-called Family of the Painter, and 2496, The Schoolmaster, stand forth pre-eminent.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
At that time that institution was pre-eminently the greatest in the Union.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley

In poetry:

Hope, from the everlasting hills,
On shining wing descends;
And Faith, pre-eminently bright,
Her sacred flight attends.
"Dependence On God" by Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper

In news:

Worries about burgeoning US budget deficits are weighing on the dollar and undermining its status as the world's pre-eminent reserve currency.
Intelligence analysts expect that "the US will remain the pre-eminent power, but that American dominance will be much diminished " between now and 2025, he said.
Downtown's pre-eminent street is duly honored.
Restoring American global pre- eminence .
American Pre- eminence Ends Fifteen Years Early The Nation.
One of the nation's pre-eminent political forecasters will be in Charleston less than a month before the November election.
Awarded for a pre-eminent contribution in any field over a sustained period.
Isaac Asimov, the pre-eminent popular-science writer of the day and for more than 40 years one of the best and best-known writers of science fiction, died yesterday at New York University Hospital.
The man who made the American fur trade pre-eminent had a golden touch that stretched across North America.
Our pre-eminence: we live in the age of comparison.
For many years John le Carre -- real name, David Cornwell -- was the pre-eminent author of spy novels about the cold war.
Last month, one of the biggest financial scandals in history came to light, involving many of the most pre-eminent banks in the world.
American Pre-eminence Ends Fifteen Years Early The Nation.
'The Pre-Eminent Social-Justice Issue' of Our Time.
As porn's pre-eminent domain,xxx to mark spot.

In science:

It is due to this remarkable fact that Gaussian enjoys a pre-eminent position in statistics and statistical physics.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Nevertheless the analysis and the criticism of the methods used are a pre-eminent component of whichever process toward a renewed and improved science.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This has been facilitated by the extreme stability of the atmospheric microwave emission over the Antarctic plateau, making it the pre-eminent earth-based site for CMBR measurements.
Astronomy in Antarctica
The Antarctic plateau has been found to provide the pre-eminent conditions for making many kinds of astronomical observations from the Earth.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Define a height function q : A → R such that the pre-image of any point is an axis of translation for b, such that s ≤ t if and only if any geodesic ray in A that eminates from q−1(s) and limits to P contains a point from q−1(t).
On presentations of integer polynomial points of simple groups over number fields
The prevalence of He-like ions in highly-ionized plasmas, the relative simplicity of calculating He-like spectra, and their sensitivity to plasma conditions has made them the pre-eminent diagnostics in X-ray spectroscopy.
X-ray Spectroscopy of Accretion Disks and Stellar Winds in X-Ray Binaries
Due to the extreme stability of the atmospheric microwave emission, Antarctica has proved to be the pre-eminent Earth-based site for CMBR measurement, and has hosted a series of increasingly sophisticated experiments as a result.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
JWST will the pre-eminent telescope in the near-infrared.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
The semi-static approximation (instantaneous change in the bubble refractive index), which Milton seems to view as pre-eminent, instead appears only in and then only as a consistency check used to extend and confirm the results of the companion paper to the case in which finite volume effects are taken into account.
Comment on ``Dimensional and dynamical aspects of the Casimir effect: understanding the reality and significance of vacuum energy''