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Sample sentences for the GRE study word paramount

paramount can be used as a adj

1."This was my duty, but there was another still paramount to that. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
2.To that I attribute the circumstance that you have omitted one fact of paramount importance.. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
3.Kitty felt a peculiar pleasure in being able now to talk to her mother on equal terms about those questions of such paramount interest in a woman's life. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.I will call at four o'clock in the afternoon, and, should you have any other engagement at that time, I hope that you will postpone it, as this matter is of paramount importance. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Wild was the wrestle which should be paramount but another feeling rose and triumphed something hard and cynical self-willed and resolute it settled his passion and petrified his countenance he went on-. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.Among whale-wise people it has often been argued whether, considering the paramount importance of his life to the success of the voyage, it is right for a whaling captain to jeopardize that life in the active perils of the chase. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.Words, like all other manifestations of an evolving race, are stamped with the values that have long been paramount in that race. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.And doubtless the mind may exercise a very great and paramount influence over the body, if exerted not at particular moments and by fits and starts, but continuously, in making preparation for the whole of life. - from The Republic by Plato

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