Paramount

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Definitions of paramount:

  1.   Above all; possessing the highest title or jurisdiction; superior to all others; eminent.
  2.   Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty.
  3.   The chief.
  4.   Superior to all others: chief: of the highest importance.
  5.   The highest in rank.
  6.   having superior power and influence; " the predominant mood among policy- makers is optimism"
  7.   Superior to all others.
  8.   Superior; supreme; controlling.
  9.   Above all others; chief.
  10.   Chief; supreme.
  11.   The highest or chief.

Antonyms for paramount:

lowest, least, subsidiary, littlest, negligible, inconsiderable, minutest, minor, insignificant, trifling, subordinate, last, unimportant, slight, slightest, smallest, tiniest, minimal, trivial, fewest, secondary, collateral, inferior, inconsequential, minimum, low-level.


Quotes for paramount:

  1. I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago. – Bob Balaban
  2. The green -light meeting, when I first started at Paramount would consist of maybe three or four of us in a room. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion. – Peter Bart
  3. Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. – Hugo Black
  4. What they did was to make a pilot and it may well go to series at the next festival but I don't have any news on that. It's already been on Paramount actually, but as it's on Paramount it'll probably be on several more times... hopefully. – Jo Brand
  5. One of the paramount reasons for staying attractive is so you can have somebody to go to bed with. – Helen Gurley Brown
  6. If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it. – Bruce Cockburn
  7. I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer. I replaced Frank Sinatra. – Ken Curtis
  8. How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children. – Charles Darwin
  9. Readers are paramount I live to write books for them. – Jeffery Deaver
  10. Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers. – Mike Fitzpatrick
  11. A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance. – Tom Flores
  12. We spent a lot of time on that record with the sound and recorded it on the Paramount sound stage which is this huge room where the sound is reflected but the reflection is so late and comes from so far away that it doesn't blur the music but gives you a room nonetheless. – Leo Kottke
  13. I've been to Paris France and I've been to Paris Paramount Paris Paramount is better. – Ernst Lubitsch
  14. The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour. – Gloria Swanson

Usage examples for paramount:

  1. One paramount necessity darkened all, however. ” – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  2. It was the rejected bonnet lying in the corner with its blue ribbons limp and its blue flowers crushed that made that subject paramount among so many others he might have chosen for his night's meditation. ” – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  3. If it lingered it would lose its mystery, It was a quest in which the emotion was paramount the object that inspired it merely essential and subordinate. ” – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  4. The paramount power of the British being now securely established throughout the country, they are prevented from indulging any longer in such sporting propensities; and might employ their vast revenues in securing the blessing of good civil government for the territories in the possession of which they are secured by our military establishment. ” – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  5. Resolutely I put my own feelings in the background, for at the moment Wrexler was of paramount importance. ” – The Lost Door by Dorothy Quick
  6. “ I did not suppose that there was a place in France where the king is not the lord paramount and where his commands are not imperative. ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  7. “ To save herself trouble and pain was her one paramount idea; even her schoolfellows' annoyance and distress scarcely worried her. ” – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  8. But the retirement of the Augusta, who had for so many years exercised the paramount influence in the court, was the very step to arouse the orthodox and to lead them to undertake every form of intrigue for the ruin of Eudocia and the return of Pulcheria. ” – Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
  9. He was not going to give way to the weaker vessel in a matter of such paramount importance, as to be made a fool of in his own family. ” – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  10. During the last years of his life, when the necessity for finding forgetfulness of the physical was paramount the opportunity to use this material presented itself. ” – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  11. “ Woman's duty to society is paramount she is the guardian of the Race- body and Race- soul. ” – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  12. Some duties need but to be acknowledged by the smallest amount of action, to become paramount in their demands upon us. ” – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  13. In the same connection one may recall the many eloquent passages on the State and its paramount place and value in the human economy. ” – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  14. And, for a moment, that seemed to Jimmie Dale the one thing paramount to all others, the one thing that was vital; then he shook his head, and laughed out shortly. ” – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  15. We cannot in reason demand the open door in Asia or in Europe's colonies if in our own colonies and in other lands where we are paramount we adopt a contrary policy. ” – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  16. The subtle Rohan designed to turn the anxiety of Maria Theresa about the Dauphine to account, and he was also aware that the ambition of the Empress was paramount in Maria Theresa's bosom to the love for her child. ” – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  17. “ God's call and law, Christian men then felt, were paramount to sympathy. ” – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  18. Until spring came, Corwin would spend much of his leisure near the big stove in the hotel, talking politics and cattle- two subjects of paramount importance. ” – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  19. Their idea of government has always been simply to take tribute and secure their paramount supremacy. ” – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall

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