Synonyms for par excellence

Grammar : Adj, adv
Spell : pahr ek-suh-lahns, ek-suh-lans; French pa-rek-se-lahns
Phonetic Transcription : pɑr ˌɛk səˈlɑns, ˈɛk səˌlæns; French pa rɛk sɛˈlɑ̃s

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Définition of par excellence

Origin :
  • French, from Latin per excellentiam "by the way of excellence." From French par "by way of, by means of," from Latin per (see per). For second element see excellence.
  • adj superior
  • adv of highest quality
Example sentences :
  • These are his "set," par excellence, and he knows them thoroughly.
  • Extract from : « One Of Them » by Charles James Lever
  • He was, par excellence, a man of his time: in many ways even in advance of it.
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter
  • He was, par excellence, the polished cosmopolitan man of the world.
  • Extract from : « The Yellow Claw » by Sax Rohmer
  • It is a mistake to suppose that Buffon was par excellence a maker of hypotheses.
  • Extract from : « Form and Function » by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
  • But this intermediate moment is par excellence the moment for psychology.
  • Extract from : « Essay on the Creative Imagination » by Th. Ribot
  • Come, as you are fond of patriots, I will show you the patriot, par excellence.
  • Extract from : « Lavengro » by George Borrow
  • Everybody calls you "the wise" par excellence, and thinks you so.
  • Extract from : « Treatises on Friendship and Old Age » by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Satin-stitch is par excellence the stitch for fine silkwork.
  • Extract from : « Art in Needlework » by Lewis F. Day
  • In letters, in life, Mark Twain is the American par excellence.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain » by Archibald Henderson
  • Impurity is the sin, par excellence, of all unchristian people.
  • Extract from : « Life of John Coleridge Patteson » by Charlotte M. Yonge

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