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n. pl. em·i·nen·cies


(ˈɛm ə nəns)

1. high station, rank, or repute.
2. a high elevation; hill or height.
3. (cap.) a title of honor, applied to cardinals (usu. prec. by His or Your).
4. an anatomical projection, esp. on a bone.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
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A position of exalted widely recognized importance:
References in classic literature ?
This rhetoric, or power to fix the momentary eminency of an object,--so remarkable in Burke, in Byron, in Carlyle,--the painter and sculptor exhibit in color and in stone.
Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, said: The passion of laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmities of others, or with our own formerly.
anemone (NMNE) Arcadian (RKDN) eminency (MNNC) excellency (XLNC)