e-, 向外。-min, 突出，词源同mountain, prominent.
- eminence (n.)
- c. 1400, "projection, protuberance;" early 15c., "high or exalted position," from Old French eminence or directly from Latin eminentia "a distinctive feature, conspicuous part," from eminentem (nominative eminens) "standing out, projecting," figuratively, "prominent, distinctive" (see eminent).
As a title of honor (now only of cardinals) it is attested from 1650s. The original Éminence grise (French, literally "gray eminence") was François Leclerc du Trembley (1577-1638), confidential agent of Richelieu.
- 1. For those under 40 the pre-eminence of post-war US literature goes unquestioned.
- 2. His Eminence Cardinal Hume celebrated Mass.
- 3. Beveridge was a man of great eminence.
- 4. a man of political eminence
- 5. She was strongly committed to her job, a policewoman by eminence.
- 她非常忠于职守, 一位卓越的女警察.
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