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 Ex’cellency (His).Exception. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Excel’sior.
 
Aim at higher things still. It is the motto of the United States, and has been made popular by Longfellow’s poem so named. Used also as the synonym of super-excellent.’   1
 


 Ex’cellency (His).Exception. 

 
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