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eminent +‎ -ly


  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmɪnəntli/
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eminently (comparative more eminently, superlative most eminently)

  1. In an eminent or prominent manner.
  2. To a great degree; notably; highly.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 128:
      [A]nd what was worse a more eminently inquisitorial eye lurked in the Piper fowlyard.
    • 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      So while Ralph generally seems to inhabit a different, more glorious and joyful universe than everyone else here his yearning and heartbreak are eminently relateable. Ralph sometimes appears to be a magically demented sprite who has assumed the form of a boy, but he’s never been more poignantly, nakedly, movingly human than he is here.
    Everyone supported the nominee because she was eminently qualified.