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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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Dictionary Results for preeminent:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: greatest in importance or degree or significance or
           achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's
           leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist" [syn:
           leading(a), preeminent]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Preeminent \Pre*["e]m"i*nent\, a. [L. praeminens, -entis, p. pr.
   praeminere to be prominent, to surpass: cf. F.
   pr['e]['e]minent. See Pre-, and Eminent.]
   Eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent;
   superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of,
   others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad
   qualities; as, pre["e]minent in guilt.
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         In goodness and in power pre["e]minent.  --Milton.
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