(1) the region has never regained the economic preeminence that it once enjoyed(2) By 1860, Virginia's former preeminence in coal production had vanished.(3) In past single-party eras, the majority party earned its preeminence with broad popular support.(4) The city ought to try to regain its preeminence in retailing by letting the big boxes in.(5) Even more remarkable is the size of the American military preeminence .(6) The close of the twentieth century probably heralded the end of gold's lustrous pre-eminence .(7) He scored eight of Brazil's 18 goals to reassert his global pre-eminence on the most celebrated stage of all.(8) Even today, in the modern world, India retains its position of pre-eminence in spiritual leadership.(9) Still, broadcasters aren't ready to cede long-form pre-eminence to cable just yet.(10) He alone has the pre-eminence .(11) Mach, like Ostwald, also denied the pre-eminence of mechanical explanation.