|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations|
|Section III. Quantity|
| 2. Comparative Quantity|
| Quantity by Comparison with a Similar Object|
|33. Superiority. [Supremacy.]|
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|NOUN:||SUPERIORITY, majority, plurality; greatness [See Greatness]; advantage; pull [slang]; preponderance, preponderation; vantage ground, prevalence, partiality; personal superiority; scepter, sovereignty, sovranty [poetic]; nobility (rank) [See Nobility]; Triton among the minnows, primus inter pares [L.], nulli secundus [L.]; superman, overman; captain; crackajack [slang, U. S.].|
SUPREMACY, supremeness, supremity [rare], primacy, paramountcy, preëminence; lead; maximum, record; crest, climax; culmination (summit) [See Summit]; transcendence; ne plus ultra [L.]; lions share, Benjamins mess; excess, surplus (remainder) [See Remainder]; redundance [See Redundance].
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|VERB:||BE SUPERIOR &c. adj.; exceed, excel, transcend; outdo, outbalance, outweigh, outrank, outrival, out-Herod Herod; pass, surpass, get ahead of; overtop, override, overpass, overbalance, overweigh, overmatch; top, oertop, cap, beat, cut out [colloq.]; beat hollow [colloq.]; outstrip [See Overrun]; eclipse, throw into the shade, take the shine out of [colloq.], put ones nose out of joint [colloq.]; have the upper hand, have the whip hand of, have the advantage; turn the scale; play first fiddle (importance) [See Importance]; preponderate, predominate, prevail; precede, take precedence, come first; come to a head, culminate; beat &c. all others, bear the palm; break the record; take the cake [slang, U. S.].|
become or render larger (increase) [See Increase], (expand) [See Expansion].
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|ADJECTIVE:||SUPERIOR, greater, major, higher; exceeding &c. v.; great [See Greatness]; distinguished, ultra; vaulting; more than a match for.|
SUPREME, greatest, maximal, maximum, utmost, paramount, preëminent, foremost, crowning, hegemonic [rare]; first-rate (important) [See Importance], (excellent) [See Goodness]; unrivaled; peerless, matchless; second to none, sans pareil [F.]; unparagoned, unparalleled, unequaled, unapproached, unsurpassed; superlative, inimitable, facile princeps [L.], incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, nulli secundus [L.], ne plus ultra [L.]; beyond compare, beyond comparison; culminating &c (topmost) [See Summit]; transcendent, transcendental; plus royaliste que le Roi [F.].
INCREASED &c. (added to) [See Increase]; enlarged (expanded) [See Expansion].
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|ADVERB:||BEYOND, more, over; over the mark, above the mark; above par; upwards of, in advance of; over and above; at the top of the scale, at its height.|
[IN A SUPERIOR OR SUPREME DEGREE] eminently, egregiously, preëminently, surpassing, prominently, superlatively, supremely, above all, of all things, the most, to crown all, par excellence [F.], principally, especially, particularly, peculiarly, a fortiori [L.], even, yea, still more.
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- I shall not look upon his like again.Hamlet
- Deos fortioribus adeses.Tacitus
- The doors of opportunity are marked push and pull.Cynics Calendar
- Eclipse first and the rest nowhere.Annals of Sporting
- Great men are the true men, the men in whom Nature has succeeded.Amiel