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excel at

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v excel at be good at "She shines at math"
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Quotations

  • Maggie Kuhn
    Maggie Kuhn
    “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Elizabeth%20Barrett%20Browning
    “At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.”
  • Jack Nicklaus
    Jack Nicklaus
    “I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.”
  • William Cowper
    William%20Cowper
    “How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.”

Usage

In literature:

And as they roared at each other in wrath, that excellent and strong edifice began to shake every moment.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Education is excellent; there are universities at Ghent, Liege, Brussels, and Louvain.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
An excellent framed bridge was built over Duck-river, capable of bearing the weight of several heavy loaded carriages at one time.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
As at Petropavlovsk, the church was the most prominent object and formed an excellent landmark.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
They began the treating by giving us an excellent breakfast at the hotel.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
Dined at a public dinner given to the excellent Lord Dalhousie before his departure for India.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
He excelled in counterpoint, and was a prolific composer, although his works are but little known at the present day.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
Coffee has been successfully grown at St. Helena, of an excellent quality, and might be made an article of export.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
We have an excellent hotel here at our service, and as we're behind the French army we're in perfect safety.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The vinegar dissolves the bones perfectly, and the fish is an excellent relish at supper.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
The company maintains a fort at Cheribon, with a garrison of sixty men, and has an excellent factory.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
At length, the serpents prepared an excellent bed for him, on which he lay down at ease.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
And as they roared at each other in wrath, that excellent and strong edifice began to shake every moment.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The article he saw at a glance was an excellent one and truthful.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
At Keswick we went to see a model of the Lake country which gives an excellent idea of the relative positions of all objects.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
His Excellency was already coming down the steps, and met her at the foot of the stairs.
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
Take at least one excellent legal periodical.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
Nothing but that excellent British fare, from which it took its name, was, at first, served at the supper-table.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
If anything was needed to strengthen the determination to excel at any and every cost, this attitude of the school was sufficient.
"Tom and Some Other Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Form rounded, flattened slightly at the ends; flesh green, sugary, melting, and excellent.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
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In poetry:

"'That you have won, my dear young son,
A prize at school, we'll tell,
Because you can, my little man,
In writing all excel:
"The End Of May" by Charles Lamb
At last, when, breath and patience spent,
I had recourse to smoking -
"Your AIM," he said, "is excellent:
But - when you call it ARGUMENT -
Of course you're only joking?"
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
Oh! loud were the wailings for ANGUS McCLAN,
Oh! deep was the grief for that excellent man;
The maids stood aghast at the horrible scene -
Especially ELLEN McJONES ABERDEEN.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert
You sang to Nature paeans fraught
With holiness, strangers you taught
Our soulful doinas when, at times,
Of us you thought.
But did you tell them that their rhymes
Excel all those of other climes?
"Spring Harbingers" by George Cosbuc
you eat,
But here you may come, and no tax we require,
You may loudly condemn what you greatly admire;
You may growl at our wishes and pains to excel,
And may snarl at the rascals who please you so
"The Borough. Letter XI: Inns" by George Crabbe
Thou Lord, incomprehensible, unknown,
To Sense, we bow, at thy exalted Throne!
While thus we beg thy excellence to feel,
Thy Sacred Spirit, in our hearts reveal
And make each one of us, that grace partake
Which thus we ask for the Redeemer's Sake
"On The Death of The Rev'd Dr. Sewall" by Phillis Wheatley

In news:

The UK film skirts into areas of horror before plunging in at the end, but maintaining an uncompromising level of excellence throughout.
Hispanic Business Inc has announced the recipients of the 2008 EOY Winner's Circle Scholarships, to be awarded at Hispanic Business' annual EOY event honoring entrepreneurial excellence.
Yeo Valley Organic scooped the prestigious Grand Prix at the 2011 Marketing Society Awards for Excellence on Monday for its 'Live in harmony' campaign starring rapping farmers.
Mark Yeoman of Elkhart will be honored with the 2012 Interscholastic Athletic Officials Association Award for excellence in volleyball at a special ceremony at the state finals Saturday in Muncie, Ind.
Michael Zweig is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he has received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The 16th Annual Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration program, honoring scenic designer Todd Rosenthal ( August: Osage County ), will take place on Monday, April 27, at the Steppenwolf Merle Reskin Garage Theatre.
The Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York with a presentation that featured a tribute to the late Les Paul.
Teen helps abroad, excels at home.
Students take part in an honors English class at Blacklick Valley High School, one of 11 in the region recognized for academic excellence.
The pet bearded dragon in this video excels at playing 'Ant Crusher' on a smartphone.
At Matt's recommendation, I've been reading What Hath God Wrought, an excellent history of the United States in the early 19th Century.
Five women who excel at business and community involvement vie for the top honor.
All three fictional titles are priced at $7.50 each, including postage, and would make excellent Christmas presents for anybody who loves good Appalachian fiction.
Peter Shumlin addresses the crowd at the Latchis Theatre and the four winners of the 2012 Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts, from left, Archer Mayor, Sharon Robinson, Karen Hesse and Stephen Stearns.
Renzo Burga, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age 3, is excelling at Broward College and has high-tech ambitions.
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In science:

Equation (2) provides an excellent description, at al l times, of al l the X-ray AGs of GRBs of known z .
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
The phase locking is excellent up to t ∼ 60M, then there seems to be some interference from spurious radiation from the boundaries of the full numerical simulation that specially affects at transition times T ≥ 12M .
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Since the viscosity depends on the number of accessible configurations, one expects a divergence of the viscosity at about the same temperature (an excellent review of the older empirical attempts to model the thermodynamics and kinetics of the undercooled liquid has been given by J¨ackle (1986)).
Energy landscape - a key concept for the dynamics of glasses and liquids
In Tables IV and V, when possible, we compare our variational results with those quoted in Ref. and find an excellent agreement, with tiny differences which at most are of the order of 3-4%.
Charmed and Bottom Baryons: a Variational Approach based on Heavy Quark Symmetry
Studying connections between those structures requires both a good resolution and an excellent registration of the maps at the different wavelengths.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
We would like to thank the service mode observers at Paranal for the excellent data.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
That structure when used to analyze proton and neutron scattering differential cross sections at 65 and 200 MeV gave quite excellent results .
Simple functional forms for total cross sections from neutron-nucleus collisions
Given that VHE γ -rays are at the extreme end of the electromagnetic spectra of these ob jects, they provide excellent constraints on their emission models.
An Overview of The VERITAS Prototype Telescope And Camera
The theory of linear algebraic groups is a welldeveloped topic and at least three excellent books are available on it, written by Borel, Humphreys and Springer .
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
We would also like to thank Simona Di Tomaso, Gloria Andreuzzi and the staff at the TNG who contributed to taking the TNG observations and for their excellent support.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
A prototype run of the SNfactory search pipeline conducted from 2002 to 2003 discovered 83 SNe at a final rate of 12 SNe/month. A large, homo geneous search of this scale offers an excellent opportunity to measure the rate of Type Ia supernovae.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
However, except at q = 0, the theory provides an excellent fit to the data as a function of q up to q ∼ 0.35 r.l.u., both in the magnitude and in the q -dependence.
Spin-Wave Lifetimes Throughout the Brillouin Zone
The system temperatures of the evaluation receivers are excellent; however the limits set by gain fluctuations were factors of order 20 (at 3mm) and 10 (at 1mm) above the thermal fluctuations.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
We concluded from these cross-correlations that the agreement between the ChASeM33 catalog and the Einstein and XMM-Newton catalogs is excellent and the agreement with the GMZ05 catalog is excellent also provided that catalog is filtered to include only sources significant at the 3σ level.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
Eq. (24) is in excellent agreement with numerical data for the voltage distribution in two-dimensional random resistor networks at the percolation threshold . A similar multifractal behavior was also found for the voltage distribution of the resistor network at the percolation threshold in three dimensions .
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
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