Supereminent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Supereminent Eminent in a superior degree; surpassing others in excellence; as, a supereminent divine; the supereminent glory of Christ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • supereminent Surpassingly eminent; very lofty; particularly elevated.
    • supereminent Eminent in a superior or in the highest degree; surpassing others in excellence, power, authority, and the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Supereminent sū-pėr-em′i-nent eminent in a superior degree: excellent beyond others
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. supereminens, p. pr. of supereminere,. See Super-, and Eminent

Usage

In literature:

While I have breath in me, I will maintain the supereminence of arithmetic.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
All the family were quick at it, but his astounding memory made him supereminent.
"Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay" by George Otto Trevelyan
The quality of the love of procreating is known from its delight, which is supereminent and transcendent.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
It is above all mere human power and created authority in the world whatsoever, and that supereminently.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
He has overthrown, he has mortified me, where I alone should have stood supreme and supereminent.
"Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia" by William Gilmore Simms
It is this quality which has made the master-works of Chillingworth and Bentley supereminent.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
Theirs was all arrogation of supereminence.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Truly this is generosity supereminent.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
As to Darwin's place in literature, that is due supereminently to his thoughts.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
In romance and chivalry they were supereminent.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
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