first-rate first-rate


  1. (adj) of the highest quality
  2. (adv) quite well


  1. To her great credit, she has assembled a first-rate staff and keeps traveling and talking.
  2. In other words, the folks who fund your venture double as a first-rate focus group.
  3. Multitaskers can get the view and the drink while listening to first-rate jazz at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, one of Jazz at Lincoln Center's trio of venues in the building.


  1. L & R Martin’s New Novel Brings Forward Enigmatic World of Magic

    “Raven’s Promise” is a first-rate, mind-blowing tale of enchantment. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. S.O.S.: Save Our Symphony

    At The City Paper , Steve Cavendish has a first-rate analysis of Bank of America's declared foreclosure on the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, which he reads… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nashville Scene

  3. A first-rate 'Tales of Hoffmann'

    A first-rate 'Tales of Hoffmann' Never mind the ardent lover or aspiring esthete who sometimes occupies center stage in this piece - the Hoffmann who spends a long evening cataloguing his amorous travails this time is a tortured soul with one foot already poised on the path to the afterlife. [...] if this is a weightier, more somber "Hoffmann" than many - certainly more so than the brilliant and ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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