Word of the Day: Eminent and Imminent
em-i-nent / ĕm-ə-nənt
- famous and respected within a particular sphere or domain
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Jonathan Swift 1667-1745
- outstanding; worthy of notice
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Charles Kendall Adams, 1835 – 1902
- prominent or protruding
Out of the fertile ground he caused to grow
All trees of noblest kind for sight, smell, taste;
And all amid them stood the Tree of Life,
High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit
Of vegetable gold
John Milton, 1608 – 1674
im-mi-nent / ĭm-ə-nənt
- impending, near at hand, about to happen
Epileptics know by signs when attacks are imminent and take precautions accordingly; we must do the same in regard to anger.
Seneca, c. 4 B.C. – 65 A.D.