prominence


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bring someone or something into prominence

to cause someone or something to become famous or renowned. The award brought Mike into national prominence. The current national need for engineers brought our school into prominence. A terrible scandal brought Lily into prominence.
See also: bring, prominence

come into prominence

to become notable; to become renowned. She first came into prominence during the late forties, when she starred in a few movies. Wally came into prominence when he won the state championship.
See also: come, prominence
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During the days when we were preparing for the President's reception, dozens of these people came to me and said that, while they did not want to push themselves into prominence, if there was anything they could do to help, or to relieve me personally, I had but to intimate it and they would be only too glad to assist.
Yet there was a set of the mouth and a prominence of the chin which relieved him of any trace of effeminacy.
His first prominence had come when he broke the Shardwell will.
Upon this, a second lady among the company assumed a position of prominence, and answered the young person who had just spoken with a look of mild reproof, and in a tone of benevolent protest.
There was a singular prominence about his bearded chin which marked a man who was not to be easily turned from his purpose.
The prominence of the mountains disappeared under the splendid irradiation produced by the reflection of the solar rays.
The next year they entered Trinity College, Cambridge, where Tennyson, too reserved for public prominence, nevertheless developed greatly through association with a gifted group of students.
Fill the bill in some prominent part, and you'll never be suspected of doubling it with another of equal prominence.
Bruff was accosted at the terminus by a small boy, dressed in a jacket and trousers of threadbare black cloth, and personally remarkable in virtue of the extraordinary prominence of his eyes.
But you are giving the fact you've mentioned a prominence which strikes me as not quite candid, Inspector Heat.
No more passed between the sisters then; but what had passed gave the two subjects of Mrs General and Mr Sparkler great prominence in Little Dorrit's mind, and thenceforth she thought very much of both.
His chin, too, had the prominence and squareness which mark the man of determination.
This is one likely reason that Mugabe has put his 49-year-old wife, Grace, into substantial prominence despite her legendary lack of political skills.
The Scots youngster, just 21, shot to prominence 12 months ago when he qualified for the final of the world championships in Moscow.
Among the changes introduced include heavier reliance on animations and images that now have been pushed to greater prominence, claims (http://www.