Usage examples for paramount

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Resolutely I put my own feelings in the background, for at the moment Wrexler was of paramount importance. – The Lost Door by Dorothy Quick
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. One paramount necessity darkened all, however. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  18. God's call and law, Christian men then felt, were paramount to sympathy. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  19. 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