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She is a prominent member of our community.
  well-known — especially of a person who is respected


conspicuous (easily noticed) because of position or importance
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prominent prominently
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  • She is a prominent member of our community.
  • The committee has many prominent members, so its findings will be respected.
  • She has a prominent role in the negotiations.
  • She has a prominent chin.

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  • The most prominent feature of the book is a new theory on education.
  • In the spring of 1895 I received a telegram from prominent citizens in Atlanta asking me to accompany a committee from that city to Washington
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Doaker’s room is prominent and opens onto the kitchen.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • The poetry was so ahead of its time no one has deciphered it yet, but Jean Louise’s aunt keeps it displayed casually and prominently on a table in the living-room.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It’s so prominent, so red and hideous, I think miserably.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Her eyes are a deeper emerald than mine, although it could be that the paleness of her skin just makes them more prominent.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • It mattered so much to Miss Milhouse to serve a prominent family; she’d always managed to imply that the Wellingtons weren’t quite up to her standards.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Like her, I had never been to this part of the state, but I knew that Asheville had always been a prominent watering hole for the wealthy during the summer months.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The results were somewhat startling: the highly gifted kids in the study weren’t much more likely to become prominent intellectuals than normal kids.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • There were the same heavy brows, the same prominent nose.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Though some have been known to risk exposure by placing themselves in more prominent positions—physicians, politicians, clergymen—in order to interact with a greater number of people, or to have some measure of power over them, so that they can more easily discover peculiars who might be hiding among common folk—as Abe was.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Years later, rumors surfaced that a white man from a prominent family confessed on his deathbed to killing the girls.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Often, Gabby would have a glass of wine, and while they cooked, the girls were required to stay in the sunroom, where the prominent feature was a Berber carpet the color of emeralds.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • There were also two large smoke generators prominently labeled DANGER, to be used for signaling to aircraft in case I got lost or — perhaps — in case the wolves closed in.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • There was also a full forge and smelt-works that would figure prominently in any metallurgist’s daydreams.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She’s a striking figure, tall and sturdy, with a prominent brow, and with her two-way radio and holster and heavy black shoes she appears almost bristling; she doesn’t look like Veronica at all.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Each of them was prominent in his own field and was obviously too didactic and temperamental to agree with his brothers on any subject of discussion.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Iko was not a normal servant android, but she did retain one prominent trait—uselessness was the worst emotion they knew.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • A young uncle didn’t count, even if he was a prominent reporter.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • A sword was prominently displayed before a suit of golden armor.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Why, we fought in the crusades with Richard the Lion Heart, crossed the Atlantic with Columbus, blazed trails with the pioneers, and today many members of the family hold prominent government positions throughout the world.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • I began to notice that the items of clothing had one thing in common: they all had the designer’s name plastered prominently on them.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • They lived on El Rancho de la Trinidad (which I changed to El Rancho de las Rosas) and her uncles did hold prominent positions in the community.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • To counter such negative impressions, prominent business people launched an all-out public relations campaign.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Instead, he was all black-and-white, lean and lanky, with a boyishly prominent Adam’s apple and wrist bones as distinct as cabinet knobs.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • And though they were called savages, even a prominent English general, Philip Sheridan, had to admit, "We took away their country and their means of support.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Immediately after the election the two of them strutted around with their red armbands prominently displayed, giving orders to the rest of the class.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • It perched in a prominent corner of Puller’s mind.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The entrance featured a prominent sign that stated NO LOUD music in both English and Spanish.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Someone has burglarized the chalet of a prominent donor with ties to the Natural History Museum in Paris, and the burglar has been apprehended with a travel case stuffed with gems.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He brings his hand to my face and gently runs his finger underneath the prominent bruise on my eye.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The writers of these letters ranged from the prominent to the obscure.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Same serious expression, a slight gathering of the eyebrows, lips held tightly closed, cheekbones high and prominent.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • At the time I arrived, for example, the two most prominent writers being promoted were a retired World War II fleet admiral and an exceptionally flyblown ex-Communist stool pigeon whose ghostwritten mea culpa was doing middling well on the best-seller lists.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But it seems from this that Jonathan Randall was entrusted with the job of stirring up Jacobite sentiments, if any existed, among the prominent Scottish families in his area.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • They sold nuts, candy, electronics, soccer jerseys, but the most popular category for sale was women’s lingerie, displayed prominently in the windows.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Prominent couple in Houston—lots of drinking and chartered airplanes, African safaris—Welty’s father loved Africa, even after he had to lease Cairo, he could never stay away.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • A daring one, given the hotel’s prominent reputation.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Tongues figure prominently in my nightmares.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The flesh melts, the forehead bulges more prominently, the cheekbones protrude.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It is as prominent as if he were a grandfather and not a third cousin twice removed.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • My family have been prominent, well-to-do people in this Middle Western city for three generations.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The Weasleys are one of our most prominent pure-blood families.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • She has a broad Slavic face, with prominent red cheeks.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • After ten minutes or so, what was most prominent in the cellar was a kind of nonmovement.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
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