ne plus ultra


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the state of being without a flaw or defect

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It came into the game in 1940 and remains the ne plus ultra of attack ever since.
213)--reached a ne plus ultra between 1815 and 1848, when nobles used them to mould political debate and staff the upper echelons of the state.
Today, the ci ne plus ultra for the kitchen or the table is sea salt, either coarse (often best for cooking) or fine (easier to use at the table).
This kind of calculation is, for Dewey, at the heart of scientific method, and scientific method is the putative life's blood of progressive education and its ne plus ultra.
She is also fragile, lonely and convinced she is the granddaughter of Marcel Proust (which must rank as the ne plus ultra of literary psychosis).
2) Transubstantiation is the material expression ne plus ultra of metaphor.
Suffused with metaphor, exuding the aroma of musty myth and fairy tale, redolent with exotic, erotic expression, the book bathes its reader in the surreal atmosphere of legend, where, for good or ill, bearing a boy child is the ne plus ultra of woman's existence.
The five-volume Guanzhui pian (literally The Tube and Awl Collection) represents the ne plus ultra achievement of Qian Zhongshu (1910-1998), widely acclaimed as China's most erudite literary scholar of the twentieth century.
This instrument is the ne plus ultra of organs," he says.
Cage's 4'33" announced the end of art, the ne plus ultra of a hundred-fifty-year process, more radically and years earlier than did the Brilo boxes of Andy Warhol, who indeed frankly acknowledged his debt to Cage.
A minister who sings in the choir, plays piano for hymn-sings or, the ne plus ultra, knows at least three or four chords on the guitar and will use them to lure three or four more young people into coming out regularly need not worry about his or her sermons, even if they are good.
By mid-October, officials plan to release what promises to be the ne plus ultra of city reports, the Mayor's Report on City Services, the very first publication devoted solely to telling the citizenry how quickly bureaucrats are clearing their backlogs, how devotedly maintenance crews are fixing up ball fields, and much else.
In my opinion, no other existing treatise on the income taxation of estates, trusts and beneficiaries can compare--it is unquestionably the ne plus ultra.
That last word is almost meaninglessly over-used, every city in the capitalist world proclaiming this or that designer pile as the ne plus ultra of achievement.