Usage examples for prominent

  1. A white man, to whom a prominent negro physician had gone for advice on a case concerning his arrest on a charge of having no lights on his automobile, said, 'If I were a negro, I would rather appear before a Russian court than come before a court here for trial. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  2. The man's prominent mouth and long upper lip emerged. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. 2. A prominent person. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  4. A fine grand piano stood open in a prominent place. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  5. He attained a very prominent place in this branch of work among men of science. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  6. He had four terms, and met some men there as fellow- members who afterwards became very prominent men. – Boys' and Girls' Biography of Abraham Lincoln by James H. Shaw
  7. The farmer was the prominent man in the neighborhood, and the aim of every young man was to get a farm of his own. – The-Chignecto-Isthmus-and-its-first-settlers by Trueman, Howard
  8. This was exactly what he did not want to do; but, under the circumstances, there was no help for it, and the young gentleman who expected to form such a prominent portion of the fair set out by the side of the friend whom he had injured while thinking to do him a favor. – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  9. One day we hope to see you take a prominent part in the government of the country. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  10. They were among the most prominent men of the city and province. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  11. Exactly; and if you had no means of getting away, would you not hoist a flag on some prominent place where it would be seen by a passing vessel? – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  12. His eye fell upon the Mungana, who had also been destined to play a prominent part in that ceremony. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  13. He says it had 'very large, prominent black eyes, which gave it an innocent look. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  14. And it is the condition of the people which ought always to be the prominent subject of interest to those who study the records of the Past. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598 by John Lothrop Motley
  15. Practical knowledge of this kind would have justly given her a prominent place on any Committee. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  16. The language used, however, must be taken as expressing the feeling with which Dante looked back after an interval of nearly twenty years- for the Paradise was probably completed very shortly before the poet's death- upon the events in which he had borne a somewhat prominent part. – Dante: His Times and His Work by Arthur John Butler
  17. She ran over the cases of a number of prominent single women. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  18. Mr. Carroll held in his hand a number of papers, prominent among them being three or four telegrams. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. But now agriculture, the most prominent branch of production in the whole Old World, was again supreme, and more than ever. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels