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Word of the Day: Eminent and Imminent

Jul 23, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

Word of the Day: Eminent and Imminent

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eminent
em-i-nent / ĕm-ə-nənt
adjective
 
1.     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
 
2.     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
 
3.     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
 
 
imminent
im-mi-nent /  ĭm-ə-nənt
adjective
 
1.     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 BC – 65 AD

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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