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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpre-eminentpre-em‧i‧nent, preeminent /priˈemɪnənt/ adjective  IMPORTANTmuch more important, more powerful, or better than any others of its kind his pre-eminent position in societypre-eminently adverbpre-eminence noun [uncountable]
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pre-eminentIn ArtNouveau the movement, the flow, the rhythm of a design became pre-eminent.One of these was the forceful Bantam, pre-eminent among the fecund Marshend females.The source of consensus was to be found in the division of labour, which was the pre-eminent fact of social solidarity.The central nervous system appears to be the pre-eminent instrument that has been designed for this function in the course of evolution.It concluded that international matches should be the pre-eminent parameter to fixture programming.Art is not a race: there are pre-eminent writers and painters, but fashion has a certain hand in this.
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