Scott Joplin is regarded as the pre-eminent composer of ragtime compositions.
Margery Allingham is pre-eminent among the writers who brought the detective story to maturity in the decades between the two world wars.
Yet the long history of the Bank and its pre-eminent position in the City of London meant that its views had an authority and weight belied by the legal position.
It enjoyed a pre-eminent importance within the context of the federal building program in Dawson.
But the survey revealed that the Mosque is losing its pre-eminent position as a great learning center.
Since the 18th century, the Orange Order has been the pre-eminent social and political forum for Protestants.
The Taj Mahal, in spite of its pre-eminent position in our heritage hierarchy, has not escaped this fate either.
Robert Blatchford, a former North Yorkshire policeman, is now one of the region's pre-eminent genealogists.
I questioned a prominent economist from one of the country's pre-eminent economic institutions.
He's the world's pre-eminent expert on psychopathy and a regular advisor to the FBI.