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superlative

soo pur luh tiv

  • n  an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • n  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    so many highest superlatives achieved by man
  • n  the superlative form of an adjective or adverb
    `fastest' is the superlative of the adjective `fast'
    `least famous' is the superlative degree of the adjective `famous'
    `most surely' is the superlative of the adverb `surely'
  • s  highest in quality

  • In my view, it would not have happened as quickly as it did without Helmut's superlative leadership.
  • They taught him to channel that rage into superlative soccer skills, but it periodically erupted in violent outbursts.
  • If, as anticipated, several other Southern states--including North Carolina and, most prominently, Texas--get on the bandwagon, then Super Tuesday will need a new superlative.
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  • Bill Bidwill in International Herald Tribune
    It feels very good, it feels very good,Bidwill said. "I imagine there is some superlative I can add to it, but I can't add to it right now."
  • Ryan Crocker in Forbes
    At a time when US forces will continue to withdraw from Iraq, in recognition of the superlative security gains of the last few years, our relationship will develop in many other important ways,Crocker said.
  • Orson Welles in Ottawa Citizen
    Orson Welles said of Fellini, "He shows dangerous signs of being a superlative artist with little to say."

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