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eminence  


      n   pl   , -nences  
1    a position of superiority, distinction, high rank, or fame  
2    a high or raised piece of ground  
3      (Anatomy)   a projection of an organ or part,   (Also)    eminency  
     (C17: from French, from Latin eminentia a standing out; see eminent)  


Eminence   , Eminency  
      n   pl   , -nences, -nencies   preceded by: Your or His   a title used to address or refer to a cardinal  
éminence grise     (French)  
      n   pl   , éminences grises   a person who wields power and influence unofficially or behind the scenes  
     (C19: literally: grey eminence, originally applied to Père Joseph (François Le Clerc du Tremblay; died 1638), French monk, secretary of Cardinal Richelieu)  
grey eminence  
      n      the English equivalent of       éminence grise  
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Eminence   , Eminency  
      n   pl   , -nences, -nencies   preceded by: Your or His   a title used to address or refer to a cardinal  


eminence  
      n   pl   , -nences  
1    a position of superiority, distinction, high rank, or fame  
2    a high or raised piece of ground  
3      (Anatomy)   a projection of an organ or part,   (Also)    eminency  
     (C17: from French, from Latin eminentia a standing out; see eminent)  
éminence grise     (French)  
      n   pl   , éminences grises   a person who wields power and influence unofficially or behind the scenes  
     (C19: literally: grey eminence, originally applied to Père Joseph (François Le Clerc du Tremblay; died 1638), French monk, secretary of Cardinal Richelieu)  
grey eminence  
      n      the English equivalent of       éminence grise  

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eminence  

1    celebrity, dignity, distinction, esteem, fame, greatness, illustriousness, importance, notability, note, pre-eminence, prestige, prominence, rank, renown, reputation, repute, superiority  
2    elevation, height, high ground, hill, hillock, knoll, rise, summit  


pre-eminence     
distinction, excellence, paramountcy, predominance, prestige, prominence, renown, superiority, supremacy, transcendence  

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