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1. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant: prominent eyebrows.
2. Immediately noticeable; conspicuous: a product with a prominent place in the store. See Synonyms at noticeable.
3. Widely known; eminent: a prominent poet.

[Middle English, from Latin prōminēns, prōminent-, present participle of prōminēre, to jut out : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

prom′i·nent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.prominently - in a prominent way; "the new car was prominently displayed in the driveway"
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[ˈprɒmɪnəntlɪ] ADV
1. (= conspicuously) to display sth prominentlyexponer algo muy a la vista
the newspapers had carried the story prominentlylos periódicos habían publicado la historia en grandes titulares
2. (= outstandingly) he figured prominently in the casedesempeñó un papel prominente or importante or destacado en el juicio
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[ˈprɒmɪnəntli] adv
[display, set] → bien en évidence

He figured prominently in the case → Il a joué un rôle important dans l'affaire.
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adv display, placedeutlich sichtbar; he figured prominently in the caseer spielte in dem Fall eine bedeutende Rolle; the murder was prominently reported in the pressin der Presse wurde ausführlich über den Mordfall berichtet, der Mordfall füllte die Schlagzeilen
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[ˈprɒmɪnəntlɪ] adv (display, set) → ben in vista
he figured prominently in the case → ha avuto una parte di primo piano nella faccenda
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(ˈprominənt) adjective
1. standing out; projecting. prominent front teeth.
2. easily seen. The tower is a prominent landmark.
3. famous. a prominent politician.
ˈprominently adverb
ˈprominence noun
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The older I got, the greater my success, the more money I earned, the wider was the command of the world that became mine and the more prominently did John Barleycorn bulk in my life.
At no time during his career did Wingrave appear before the public more prominently than during the next few months.
My fertile pencil has delineated the characters I met with, at that period of my life, with a force and distinctness which my pen cannot hope to rival--has portrayed them all more or less prominently, with the one solitary exception of a prisoner called Gentleman Jones.
These were genuine wooden and iron implements, and were prominently disposed round about the figure: a bundle of nails; the hammer to drive them; the sponge; the reed that supported it; the cup of vinegar; the ladder for the ascent of the cross; the spear that pierced the Saviour's side.
The old servant was worn and wasted; her gown hung loose on her angular body; the big bones of her face stood out, more prominently than ever.
The other part of the nimbus remained brilliant, and in the midst of this general brilliancy Tycho shone prominently like a sun.
Leach, his bandaged arm prominently to the fore, begged me to leave a few remnants of the cook for him; and Wolf Larsen paused once or twice at the break of the poop to glance curiously at what must have been to him a stirring and crawling of the yeasty thing he knew as life.
There was yet another individual whose residence under that roof was, it is true, only an intermittent one, but whose presence at the time of the strange happenings which will now be narrated brought his name prominently before the public.
On the other hand, nothing tortured her more intolerably than when this recognition was too prominently expressed.
When a past event is somewhat prominently recorded in the palm, I can generally detect that, but minor ones often escape me--not always, of course, but often-- but I haven't much confidence in myself when it comes to reading the future.
At first he would not see the masterpiece; other more prominently displayed works would catch his eye.
I think it cannot be too prominently kept before the whole establishment.