Definition of Par excellence

1. Adverb. To a degree of excellence. "He is the honest politician par excellence"

Definition of Par excellence

1. Adjective. Being the best of its kind. ¹



2. Adjective. Being a quintessential example of the kind in question. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Par Excellence

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Literary usage of Par excellence

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Forster, though afterwards regarded as par excellence the conservative type of liberal, was chosen as the candidate of the •were: Baines,2,3-1. ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Feudalism par excellence of Frank origin. ... 7 " The feudal system par excellence is always understood to mean that special form of feudalism which was ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1902)
"may be called, par excellence, the land of " Forest, Lake, and Stream," since it is densely wooded, and dotted with innumerable lakes, almost connected by a ..."

4. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"... of the nineteenth century—the century par excellence in scientific research and classification, which has given us the new lessons of the telescope, ..."

5. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"September is the month, par excellence, for typhoons, but the typhoon months are generally considered to be those of July, August. ..."

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