standing above others in quality or position
"people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
eminent, lofty, soaring, towering(adj)
of imposing height; especially standing out above others
"an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Deep, while an antonym of high in usage, may apply to the very same distance simply measured in an opposite direction, high applying to vertical distance measured from below upward, and deep to vertical distance measured from above downward; as, a deep valley nestling between high mountains. High is a relative term signifying greatly raised above any object, base, or surface, in comparison with what is usual, or with some standard; a table is high if it exceeds thirty inches; a hill is not high at a hundred feet. That is tall whose height is greatly in excess of its breadth or diameter, and whose actual height is great for an object of its kind; as, a tall tree; a tall man; tall grass. That is lofty which is imposing or majestic in height; we term a spire tall with reference to its altitude, or lofty with reference to its majestic appearance. That is elevated which is raised somewhat above its surroundings; that is eminent which is far above them; as, an elevated platform; an eminent promontory. In the figurative sense, elevated is less than eminent, and this less than exalted; we speak of high, lofty, or elevated thoughts, aims, etc., in the good sense, but sometimes of high feelings, looks, words, etc., in the invidious sense of haughty or arrogant. A high ambition may be merely selfish; a lofty ambition is worthy and noble. Towering, in the literal sense compares with lofty and majestic; but in the figurative sense, its use is almost always invidious; as, a towering passion; a towering ambition disregards and crushes all opposing considerations, however rational, lovely, or holy. Compare STEEP.
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How to use eminent in a sentence?
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
The Keystone pipeline -- without eminent domain, you wouldn't go 10 feet, okay?
Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
Eminent domain -- when it comes to jobs, roads, the public good -- I think it's a wonderful thing, i fully understand the conservative approach, but I don't think it was explained to most conservatives.
We are hoping to take a page out of British cycling, who became the world's pre-eminent cycling power after they built their velodrome in Manchester and the National Cycling Centre... so we are hoping to develop cycling amongst the youth and reach the highest level of the sport.
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- знаменит, виден, изтъкнатBulgarian
- angesehen, ausgesprochenGerman
- éminent, remarquableFrench
- izcils, redzamsLatvian
- voortreffelijk, eminentDutch
- znakomity, wspaniały, znaczący, znamienity, wybitnyPolish
- выдаю́щийся, имени́тый, ви́дный, знамени́тыйRussian
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