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eminence

 [em´ĭ-nens]
a projection or boss.

em·i·nence

(em'i-nens), [TA]
A circumscribed area raised above the general level of the surrounding surface, particularly on a bone surface.
Synonym(s): eminentia [TA]
[L. eminentia]

eminence

/em·i·nence/ (em´ĭ-nĕns) a projection or boss.
caudal eminence  a taillike eminence in the early embryo, the remnant of the primitive node and the precursor of hindgut, adjacent notochord and somites, and the caudal part of the spinal cord.

eminence

(ĕm′ə-nəns)
n.
1. A position of great distinction or superiority: rose to eminence as a surgeon.
2. A rise of ground; a hill.
3.
a. A person of high station or great achievements.
b. also Eminence Roman Catholic Church Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
4. A projection or protuberance from the surface of a body part, especially a bone.

em·i·nence

(em'i-nĕns) [TA]
A circumscribed area raised above the general level of the surrounding surface, particularly on a bone surface.
Synonym(s): eminentia [TA] .
[L. eminentia]

eminence

circumscribed prominence

em·i·nence

(em'i-nĕns) [TA]
Circumscribed area raised above general level of surrounding surface, particularly in bone.
[L. eminentia]

eminence

a projection or boss.

iliopubic eminence
on the leading edge of the pubis; an attachment point for abdominal muscles.
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When Hobbes follows Plato in locating laughter in our "sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmities of others," he adds that men may laugh at "the follies of themselves past," an important aspect of Faulkner characters such as Ratliff in The Hamlet and Gavin Stevens in The Town.
102) Robinson affirmed his views against proud apparel and contentious behavior by reminding those who established Plymouth that they were "not furnished with any persons of special eminency above the rest.
Stone's nephew, Charles Stoakes, wrote that his uncle carried out repairs to St Paul's Cathedral, and built Goldsmiths' Hall, but 'strangely makes no mention of them in either of his two books', and went on to say that the mason 'did many more workes of Eminency in many places'.
Consequently, pictorial humour created a social hierarchy as Hobbes had pointed out many years before: 'the passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from a sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves'.