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 Ap’eman’tus.Apex, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
A-per-se.
 
An A l; a person of thing of unusual merit. “A” all alone, with no one who can follow, nemo proximus aut secundus.   1
   Chaucer calls Cresseide “the floure and A-per-se of Troi and Greek.”   2
        “London, thou art of townës A-per-se.”—Lansdowne MSS.
 


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